Rotary honors Student Athletes of the Year

Seth Bowen Jacobs

Seth Bowen Jacobs and Savannah Madison Long were named Student Athletes of the Year by the Rotary Club of Front Royal.

Jacobs, a senior at Warren County High School, has received academic letters in ninth through 12th grades, is on the High Honor Roll and was recognized each year for outstanding academic achievement in science and math. He has taken seven Advanced Placement and advanced courses and has been a member of the gifted and talented program since the fourth grade. He is a four-year letter winner in wrestling, becoming a district, regional and state place winner. He plans to attend the University of Virginia in the fall to major in mechanical engineering.

The top male athlete award is named for John Marlow, a member of the Warren County High School class of 1957. He heads Marlow Motors, was elected to the Warren County Board of Supervisors in 1968, serving as chairman from 1974 to 1978, and was mayor of Front Royal from 1982 to 1990.

Long, a senior at Skyline High School, will graduate with over 40 college credits, most through her attendance at Mountain Vista Governor’s School, where she participated in the Shenandoah Regional Science Fair, winning first place in each category and the state competition at Virginia Military Institute.  She took first place in her category at the International Science Fair in Los Angeles. She has lettered four years on the school’s competition cheerleading team. She earned first team All-Conference, first team All-Region and first team All-State her senior year. She has lettered three years on the track team. She plans to attend the University of Virginia, majoring in psychology with the goal of working for the FBI.

The top female athlete award is named for Heidi Moore, a member of the Warren County High School class of 1999. She held school records in six individual track and field events, claimed the Northwestern District triple jump record, was a 12-time all-Northwestern District selection, seven-time all-Region II pick, and a five-time all-state honoree. She died in 2009 after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Savannah Madison Long

In addition to a plaque, the honorees received an award of $250.