Butte High released its Outstanding Athlete awards for the 2019-20 school year, and Tommy Mellott and Haley Herron were named top Bulldogs.
The awards are normally handed out at the All-Sports Banquet at the Butte Civic Center. The banquet, however, was called off because of the coronavirus. (Butte High Outstanding Athletes 2019-2020; Butte High Block B’s 2020)
Mellott takes home the prestigious Harry “Swede” Dahlberg Outstanding Boy Athlete Award, while Herron received the Outstanding Girl Athlete Award. Both are leaving Butte High with 12 varsity letters.
Herron is the fourth Bulldog girl to earn 12 varsity letters, joining Anna Fabatz, Natalee Faupel and Ally Cleverly. She lettered four years in soccer, basketball and track. She will attend Montana Tech with a handful of academic scholarships.
Mellott is the first Butte High boy with 12 letters. He lettered four times in football, basketball and track. Mellott will play football at Montana State University.
In all, 12 graduating seniors were named 2020 Block B winners, with seven or more varsity letters.
Quinn Sullivan earned 11 letters in his time at Butte High. Trisha Ericson, Kira Mortensen and Kobe and Kameron Moreno each earned 10. Danika Muprhy earned eight, and Christian Sherman, Scout Allen, Makena Carpenter and Tucker Winston each earned seven.
Kameron Moreno won the “Sig” Meyer Scholarship, while Kobe Moreno takes home the Chris Milodragovich Memorial Scholarship. The Tom Tutty Memorial Scholarship goes to Mario Uggetti, and Sherman receives the Don Tamietti Memorial Scholarship.