2019 Scholar Athlete

Posted on 05/09/2019
Margaret Callihan - 2019 Scholar Athlete

{May 9, 2019} BRENTWOOD, MO – Brentwood High Student Margaret Callihan has been named a 2019 St. Louis Post-Dispatch Scholar Athlete. For the past 53 years, the Scholar Athlete Program has recognized St. Louis area students for participation in athletics and activities as well as high academic achievement.

“Margaret has been an exceptional example of a student who takes full advantage of all that Brentwood offers,” said BHS Assistant Principal and Athletic Director Dr. Stephen Ayotte.  “She is a model student during the day, is fully involved in multiple clubs and organizations that help our school community, and she has been active in athletics in every semester as a high schooler,” Dr. Ayotte said.

When asked about what she hoped to accomplish in the future, Callihan told the Post-Dispatch “I want to positively change the world.” Callihan is planning to study Elementary Education at the University of Missouri, Columbia next fall. During her time in Brentwood, Callihan has been an all-conference athlete in Volleyball, Basketball, and Soccer. Additionally, she has held leadership positions in Spanish Clob, Honor Society, and Student Council.

“For those who think that you cannot do it all, I say look to Margaret,” Ayotte said. “”Activities and athletics enhance your high school experience, and students who are involved tend to achieve better in the classroom. Ms. Callihan is the perfect example of that.”

When asked about her role models and inspiration, Callihan told the Post-Dispatch that her family was to thank. “The biggest role model in my life is my younger sister,” Callihan said. “I’m also very grateful for my parents. They have taught me to be kind to all, and pursue everything wholeheartedly.”

“She has been a valuable asset to Brentwood High School her four years here,” Dr. Ayotte said. “We’re all excited to see her continue to excel and give back to the community.”

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Founded in 1920, the Brentwood School District is a highly rated, award winning public school district serving the Brentwood community in St. Louis County, Missouri.


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