Marlene and Delanie Roger are honored for supporting the Senior class. Delanie, a member of this year’s senior class, served as Cheer Captain for Melba’s fall sports and then came up with a marvelous idea for fundraising and supporting the senior all-night party.
Delanie’s mom, Marlene Rogers, is Melba’s one and only “Cookie Lady.” This winter, she has made thousands of cookies of various kinds, transported them all down to the gym and sold them at each and every one of the basketball games.
Melba High School would like to recognize and thank Delanie and Marlene for their countless hours, bags and bags of ingredients, delicious cookies and monetary donations to the senior class all-night party. “You are fabulous and greatly appreciated. Thank you ladies,” said Athletic Director Vonnie Herman.
Spencer Trappett puts basketball coaching first. At the beginning of the season there was an opening for a JV boys assistant coach. Coach Trappett came in and interviewed with Melba and then said that he’d like to volunteer his hours assisting the boys program. He brings years of experience including his own college playing years.
“You are highly respected and appreciated for your many hours assisting our boys programs this year,” said Herman. “Thank you, Coach Trappett.”
Sierra Manzer is the 2012-2013 Gatorade Idaho Girls Cross Country Runner of the Yea. The daughter of Ron and Leanna Manzer, this 5’2” sophomore raced to a Class 2A individual state championship this past season with a time of 18:34.98, leading the Mustangs to a second-place finish as a team.
A 2012 First Team All-State selection, Manzer earned 12th place at the Nike Cross Nationals Northwest Regional championships, crossing the line in 18:48.1. She also placed 16th at the Foot Locker West Regional championships in 19:07.
Manzer has maintained a 3.87 GPA in the classroom. She has volunteered locally with multiple community cleanup initiatives on behalf of her church youth group and as a youth basketball camp counselor.
Kevin Taylor looks after the health of Melba athletes. He has worked with Melba throughout the fall and winter sports seasons as an athletic trainer from St. Luke’s.
Taylor comes out each and every Monday afternoon to evaluate and monitor the progress of Melba’s injured athletes at no cost to the Melba School District or its athletes. He has also spent many hours at football and basketball games working as Melba’s on-site trainer.
Taylor has brought to football games the St. Luke’s Sports Medicine trailer to assist any injured players during the football season.