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Scholar Athlete: Kerrington Shorter '18

Sophomore Kerrington Shorter is passionate about basketball and music. He is making the most of his Scecina opportunities to develop his interests into a plan for college and career. "I want to attend a Division I college to play basketball and earn my degree in music production," he says. He's a varsity Crusader basketball player and plays the trumpet in Advanced Band.


Each week we introduce some of our student-athletes whose commitment to their education and athletic accomplishments have earned them the Scecina Scholar Athlete Award for the 2015-16 school year.

By Cari Gallagher '93


Name: Kerrington Shorter

Class: 2018

Grade School: The Oaks Academy

Parents: Kim Peterson-Moore and Kenneth Shorter

Favorite School Subjects: English and Band

Favorite Book: “Beowulf” ~ Anonymous

Favorite Quote: “Don’t ever play yourself.” ~ DJ Khaled

Academic Honors: Scecina Scholar Athlete (2015, 2016)

Sophomore Kerrington Shorter is passionate about two things, basketball and music. He is making the most of the opportunities available to him at Scecina to develop his interests into a plan for college and career. “I want to attend a Division I college to play basketball and earn my degree in music production,” Kerrington says. “From there I would like to become a recording artist, an artist manager, and a professional DJ.”

Kerrington is preparing for the future by participating in Scecina’s outstanding music program. As a trumpet player, he is a two-year member of the Advanced Band. On May 15, Kerrington participated in the annual Spring Music Concert, an homage to our universe.

To make sure he is college ready, Kerrington has enrolled in several honors classes, currently taking geometry, English and biology honors courses. Although he says his biggest test in high school has been maintaining a high grade point average, Kerrington has risen to the challenge. He has been named a Scecina Scholar Athlete for the second consecutive school year.

Outside the classroom, Kerrington focuses on basketball. He a member of the Crusader men’s varsity team. He also plays on an AAU team during the high school off-season.

Kerrington is grateful for the opportunities he has had at Scecina. He knows the solid foundation he is building at Scecina will help him to accomplish his ambitions. “At Scecina I have had the opportunity to meet a lot of friendly students and teachers,” he says. “Because I receive encouragement from everyone here, it helps me to do well and keep my eyes on where I want to go.”

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