Congratulations to Lasya Kanagala and Lauren Butterworth at Redmond High School and Anna Ignatovich at Lake Washington High School. These three students were among ten honored by Puget Sound Educational Service District in the Regional High School Art Show.
Standing at the top – Redmond High wrestler ends storied career as state champ
To say the least, Molly Williams is an accomplished wrestler. The Redmond High School (RHS) senior capped her high school career with a state championship in the 115-pound weight division in February. She compiled a career record of 142-23, which according to her coach makes her one of only two 100+ match winners in RHS history. She placed at state in all four years capturing seventh, fifth and third, respectively. She is a two-time WIAA state Athlete of the Week award winner. Williams is also a Cadet All-American and a Junior All American.
On top of her athletic accomplishments, Williams works hard in the classroom, too. She was an academic state champion her junior year and honorable mention this year. Most notably, she was named this year’s Washington state winner of the Tricia Saunders High School Excellence award. This National Wrestling Hall of Fame award is presented to one female winner in each state. The wrestlers are celebrated not only for their talents on the mat, but also for scholastic achievement, citizenship and community service. Williams was the captain of the wrestling team at RHS, where her coach said, “you couldn’t ask for a better kid to be a captain.” The accomplished wrestler has also spent four years volunteer coaching at Redmond Middle School as well as three years as a middle school referee. At RHS, she is on the school’s Athletic Equity Committee.
Williams currently has a 3.9 GPA, is in the National Honor Society and plans to attend the BYU-Provo in the fall. She does not plan on wrestling in college, but she wants to be around the sport in some way; maybe as a coach. Williams eventually wants to either be an athletic trainer or physical therapist after college. She plans to major in exercise science.