By Andi Bourne

SSHS senior receives national character award


November 18, 2021

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Seeley-Swan High School Senior Sawyer Shelmerdine receiving the Burlsworth National Character and Sportsmanship Award from Blackhawks Head Coach Jay Crum.

SEELEY LAKE – Every day before football practice started, senior Sawyer Shelmerdine would go get the keys from Head Coach Jay Crum and go unload the equipment shed for the team. He would have been the quarterback again this year but due to a knee injury he was sidelined. Because of his love of football and desire to stay involved he was the captain and team manager.

"I just wanted to be there and try and help them out as much as I could," Shelmerdine said.

Shelmerdine's dedication and leadership was recognized with the Burlsworth National Character and Sportsmanship Award. The Burlsworth...

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