Senior Brandon Wilde from the Palmyra-Eagle Area School District was recently awarded the Spectrum News 1 Scholar Athlete Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship recognizes exceptional high school student athletes – who excel in the classroom, in the community, and in athletics. The award was presented to Brandon Wilde by Spectrum Cable News 1 and the Palmyra Village President, Kathy Weiss, in a special ceremony prior to the February 21 boys basketball game in Palmyra. (Brandon and his team also accepted the Trailways South Conference Championship trophy on the same night -after winning their final home game of the season to end the season undefeated within their conference.)
Brandon participates in five sports, is a 4-year band member with multiple appearances at State, a National Honor Society member, and is on student council. He will graduate with 18 varsity letters, a 4.0 GPA, and 200 hours of community service. Brandon also made the 2019 State Record Book for the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association for both single game passing yards and career passing yards. He has been accepted at both colleges he applied to – with a $32000 scholarship and offer to play football at Ripon College and a $19000 scholarship and offer to play football at Carroll University -where he was accepted into the Physical Therapy Direct Admit program that only 90 students get accepted into each year.
Brandon’s story was aired on March 1st and March 2nd on Spectrum News 1 and can also be viewed at https://spectrumnews1.com/wi/milwaukee/scholar-athlete/2020/02/29/scholar-athlete–brandon-wilde