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Stephanie Essner * Scott City
2009-2010 Standard Democrat Female Athlete of the Year

Stephanie Essner has been surrounded by success during her four years at Scott City High School.

Every year has been a forward progression, as the class of 2010 has been through possibly the most prosperity a senior class has ever been through in the schools history.

And it's not a coincidence that Essner has been right in the middle of it.

The 5-foot, 7-inch Scott City graduate has been the glue that held numerous Lady Rams teams together, including a state championship volleyball team, a district winning basketball team and a track squad that she found herself anchoring for most of her career.

"I have been not so much the leader, but I was the one who helped people along the way," Essner said. "I was always picking people up. I don't have a best friend, I have 89 good friends. I definitely loved this class."

Stephanie Essner File:

School: Scott City

Year: Senior

Sports: Volleyball, Basketball, Track and Field

Senior Honors: In volleyball, Essner was a first team all-region selection and second team all-district choice. She was also named to the All-Standard Democrat team and helped the Lady Rams to a state championship. In basketball, Essner was a second team all-region pick and named to the All-Standard Democrat team. In track, Essner placed fourth in the 400-meter dash at the Missouri Class 2 State Championships. She was also part of the third place 800-meter relay team and part of the state qualifying 1,600-meter relay team.

Future: Received a scholarship to run track at SEMO.