Press Release - NIAA Top 10 & Scholarship Award
Nye County School District

Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association

Top Ten Student-Athlete of the Year Award & Scholarship

June 22, 2020

Pahrump Valley High School senior Grant Odegard received a Top Ten Student-Athlete of the Year award for the 2019-2020 school year along with nine other athletes throughout Southern Nevada. These awards are presented to the top student-athletes who excel in scholastic achievement, overall sports participation and school and community service accomplishments. 

PVHS teacher Steve Nygaard provided the following quote to the NIAA, “Grant has the drive, leadership skills and academic ability to succeed in any endeavor he chooses. He illustrates what it truly means to be a student-athlete.” 

Grant has participated at the Varsity level in Cross Country, Basketball and Track and Field, earning 11 varsity letters during his high school years as an athlete. He plans to attend college before pursuing a career as a commercial pilot. 

A $1000 scholarship from Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (NIAA) and One Nevada Credit Union has been awarded to Grant. He will be presented with his scholarship and special commemorative program later this month.


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