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OHS Seniors Stewart, Moore Capture League Scholarships
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Seniors Max Moore and Taylor Stewart were recently named recipients of this year’s Valley Oak League Student Athlete Scholarship. DENNIS D. CRUZ/THE LEADER

A pair of Oakdale High School student athletes has earned some high-level recognition from the Valley Oak League.

Seniors Taylor Stewart and Max Moore have each been chosen to receive a Valley Oak League Scholarship. The two had to go through a rigorous process to get the awards.

“Even just to be nominated, is a real honor. There are so many talented athletes in our league and to be nominated and ultimately win, is truly a high honor.” said Stewart.

Moore and Stewart each had to write an essay as part of the application process and maintain a high grade point average in the classroom, which both have. Stewart established herself as a premiere golfer on the Oakdale High School golf team. She completed her fourth season with the team and was named the Valley Oak League Most Valuable Player this past fall, making her a two time league MVP. With graduation rapidly approaching, Stewart will be attending CS Chico. She plans on majoring in business and playing golf for the Wildcats.

Moore has been a multisport athlete during his time at Oakdale High School. Over the last four years he has competed in baseball, football and wrestling. In the fall, Moore was a big presence in the backfield for the Mustangs. At the end of the football season, Moore was named to the first team All-VOL as a running back. In January he was presented with the team’s Jimmy Golber Team Captain Award.

“It’s a big honor and I take pride in it,” said Moore. “To be recognized by the league is tremendous. I’ve always played hard, no matter what sport it is and to be noticed by the voters is a real honor and accomplishment.”

Moore is undecided on his future after high school at this time but is hopeful to continue a baseball career at the collegiate level.