Winton Woods junior Ernest Wolke, a member of the high school’s baseball and wrestling teams, has been named as the district’s Skyline Student Athlete of the Month for May.
“Ernest Wolke is an amazing example of what we want to see from our student athletes in the baseball program,” said his baseball coach Mark Hadaya. “First, in the classroom, Ernest is an exemplary student with a 4.0 GPA and scoring a 31 on the ACT as a junior. Second, as an athlete, he pushes himself to be his best in multiple sports, involving himself in both wrestling and baseball. On the baseball field, we have seen Ernest mature as a catcher and hitter over the past three years, with him taking every opportunity to improve himself. This season through our first 15 games he is hitting .310/.408/.357 and has thrown out six runners as our primary catcher. He is a leader on and off the field, and we are excited to see the accomplishments that will come from his continued commitment to excellence.”
“Ernest is a great student athlete and puts great effort into both school and wrestling,” said his wresting coach Brian Gelter. “Ernest is always willing to better his skills and technique. He does not complain and always give his best effort on the wrestling mat.”
To be nominated for the Skyline Student Athlete of the Month, students must:
- Maintain an academic standard of 3.0 GPA or above in the previous quarter
- Show respect for coaches, teammates, officials, teachers, other students and family
- Show enthusiasm and a positive attitude
- Display commitment to practice, games and personal skill development
- Demonstrate honesty and playing by the rules
- Have high moral character.
The Skyline Student Athlete of the Month Award is sponsored by the Forest Park Skyline, a business partner of Winton Woods City Schools. Student athletes honored receive a $25 Skyline gift card.
PHOTO CAPTION: Winton Woods High School’s Skyline Student Athlete of the Month Ernest Wilke is shown with his mother Lora Wilke and Board Vice President Katrina Rugless. Photo by Drew Jackson.