March 21, 2022 – Two Collinsville High School students were recognized by the Collinsville CUSD 10 Board of Education during the regular meeting on Monday, March 22, 2022. Both were recognized for outstanding performance during the 2021-22 wrestling season.
They were introduced by CHS Athletic Director Clay Smith and congratulated by Wrestling Head Coach Alex Taylor.
Senior Austin Stewart
“Austin Stewart’s work ethic, dedication, coachability and leadership have led him down the path of success in our sport. He has demonstrated through his hard work, countless hours of training, and discipline, that he ranks among some the best Kahok wrestlers our program has ever had. We are extremely proud of him and while he will be missed, we are excited to see what the future holds for him. Austin finished his career at CHS as a 3x all-conference team member and a 2x state qualifier.”
Freshman Taylor Dawson
“Taylor Dawson made history this season by being the first girl wrestler in Collinsville Kahok wrestling history to not only qualify for the first ever IHSA Girls Wrestling State Tournament, but place as well. Taylor Dawson pinned her way through the state tournament and finished in second place. Her success is a reflection of her dedication to our sport and her drive to compete at the highest levels. We are extremely proud of her and her success on and off the mat. She comes to every practice, makes good grades and is always looking to improve. She is a great example of the kind of athlete we to strive to create here in Collinsville District 10. I have not doubt of her continued success and we forward to next season.”
The students each received a certificate of achievement signed by Board of Education President Gary Peccola and Superintendent Dr. Mark B. Skertich.