Two Seniors Nominated for Lindy Callahan Award

Two St. Patrick Catholic High School seniors are vying for the Lindy Callahan Award. The school nominated Camille Seghers ’20 and James Frazier ’20 after careful consideration by the faculty and administration.

Camille Seghers
James Frazier

“The administration and faculty have nominated Camille and James to represent St. Patrick for the MHSAA Lindy Callahan Scholar-Athlete Scholarship based on their exemplary scholastic and athletic efforts. Camille’s and James’s hard work and devotion to our school embody the mission of St. Patrick Catholic High School, and we are very proud of them,” said St. Patrick Principal Dr. Matt Buckley.

Sixteen seniors from across the state will be announced as Lindy Callahan Scholar-Athletes for the Class of 2020 next month. The honorees — one boy and one girl from each of the MHSAA’s eight geographical districts — are chosen for their academic accomplishments as well as their participation in high school athletics and extracurricular activities.

Should one or both of these students were named to the award, each winner will receive a $1,500 college scholarship through the support of MHSAA partners like BankPlus, Mississippi Sports Medicine, C Spire, and Polk’s Meat Products.

The awards are to honor Lindy Callahan, a longtime athletic director and coach at Gulfport High School, and a six-time Hall of Fame inductee.

Frazier participates in football, track and field, and powerlifting and is a member of Students for Life, Science Honor Society, robotics, and the National Honor Society.

“I believe that St. Patrick has shaped me into who I am today because it has fostered my Catholic faith and helped me to grow as a disciple, a scholar, and a champion in all fields of life,” said Frazier.

Football and powerlifting coach, Trey Bailey, believes that Frazier is a candidate worthy of this award.

“James represents the very best in what we believe a student-athlete should be at St. Patrick. Not only has James been a leader on the field, but his diligence in the classroom has also been as equally impressive. I am proud of him for his accomplishments, and believe he is an excellent representative of St. Patrick High School for this prestigious award,” said Bailey.

Seghers participates in soccer, tennis, Spanish Honor Society, English Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

“Camille was voted by her peers to be captain. Camille carried herself with respect and has a great work ethic,” said her soccer coach, Adam Smith.

“Camille is involved in many clubs and sports teams. Moreover, she is dedicated to each of them, as well as her academics. Camille is the definition of a student-athlete,” said Smith.

“Every coach, assistant, and student-athlete works so hard to be able to have many different sports programs running and succeeding here. Athletics at St. Patrick take on a new definition of hard work and sportsmanship — win or lose, we keep a Christian attitude…,” said Seghers.