Alton High School
Smoothie King February Athlete of the Month
Junior Jarius Powers is the Alton High School Smoothie King February Athlete of the Month selection. Jarius has been a dominate force for the # 2 state ranked Lady Redbird Girls Basketball team leading them to a 29-2 record and a Southwestern Conference Championship so far. Jarius surpassed the 1,000-point career mark and 500 rebound mark earlier in the season. She is currently averaging 14.0 ppg and 6.0 rpg on the season and has been a 3-year Varsity starter. Along the way this year she was named MVP at the 28th Annual Lady Redbird Tip-Off Tournament, Southern Illinois Shootout Classic game MVP, and All –Tournament at the Morton College Holiday Tournament. Jarius is planning on playing basketball at the college level after high school.
Smoothie King February Student-Athlete of the Month
Senior Morgan Jones is the Alton High School Smoothie King February Student-Athlete of the Month selection. Morgan is an outstanding student-athlete who is a 3-year Varsity letter winner for the AHS Dance squad and has excelled at Alton High School academically and athletically. She has attained a 4.24 GPA overall so far in her high school career. Morgan is very involved at school and participates in AACE Leadership, Bio Club, STUCO, Thespian Troupe, Mu Alpha Theta, and NHS. Her plans after high school are to attend college and major in Bio-Medical Engineering and is undecided at this time on her college choice.