This year was especially meaningful for the SM Northwest Hall of Fame Class of 2019 honorees. They were inducted as Shawnee Mission Northwest celebrates 50 years since opening in the 1969-70 school year
Jeff Andra, Baseball; Peggy Rose, Track & Field; and Lauren Young Hart, Softball were inducted into the school’s athletic hall of fame. Click here to see a video. The honorees were welcomed during halftime at a recent Shawnee Mission Northwest basketball game.
“Each of them were ‘role models’ that Shawnee Mission Northwest strives to build their foundation on when creating an inclusive and successful athletic program,” Angelo Giacalone, Athletic Director shared. “They represent Shawnee Mission Northwest with great integrity in being ambassadors for the school and the community.”
All three honorees were recognized for their excellence in the athletic arena, the classroom and the community.
The Hall of Fame Class of 2019 Descriptions from Shawnee Mission Northwest
Jeff Andra – Baseball
Jeff Andra was the epitome of a “Student Athlete.” Andra graduated from the Class of 1994 and was a three-sport athlete who earned eight varsity letters: three in cross country, two in basketball, and three in the sport he truly excelled, baseball. The qualities that Jeff exhibited in high school are what teachers and coaches hope to see in all student athletes.
Peggy Rose – Track & Field
“Visionary” would be the word that would best describe Peggy Rose, who is a 1974 graduate. Rose was a trailblazer for Shawnee Mission Northwest female athletes. Rose was a multisport athlete, who earned seven varsity letters in Gymnastics, Tennis, and Track & Field. She was committed to athletic excellence and expanding the opportunity for women to compete in high school interscholastic athletics at a time when it was in short supply.
Lauren Young Hart - Softball
The words “Everyday Champion” truly do describe, Lauren (Young) Hart, Class of 2003. On the field Lauren played to a level of perfection. Throughout her four-year tenure, Young was a member of three 6A Kansas State Champion teams. She also received numerous individual awards.