Last Tuesday the CIF Sac Joaquin Section held a breakfast award ceremony at Hutchins Street Square in Lodi.

Galt High School’s Brooklynn Beck was the recipient of two scholarships from the section.  Beck won the Dale Lacky Student-Athlete Award for outstanding athletic performance, community service and academic success during her four years of high school. The award, named after former Section and State CIF President, A. Dale Lacky, recognizes the top male and female student-athletes within the Section. Each league is able to send two winners, one male and one female, to be honored. The scholarship committee has selected four male and four female students as the recipients of a $1,000 scholarship.

In addition, the Clarke Coover Award was given to two of the top honorees. This award is named in honor of former Section Commissioner Clarke Coover. The 2023 winners of the Clarke Coover Award are Galt’s Brooklynn Beck and Marysville’s Kayden Ellyson. They received $1,500 each.

Brooklynn played golf and basketball for four years each, and she swam for two years and is currently on the track and field team. In basketball, she was a four-time captain and four-time team MVP. In golf, she was the team captain and all-league three times each. She’s won several awards through FFA, including being one of 50 students in California to be selected for the Sacramento Leadership Experience. She volunteers with the Greer Elementary Harvest Festival, Sacramento Country Fair, Elk Grove Portuguese Association and National Night Out. Brooklynn has a 4.67 GPA, which is No. 1 in her class of 225. She will attend Cal Poly-SLO, where she will major in animal science with the future goal of becoming a large animal veterinarian.

Brooklynn submitted an application to the league who then chose her to move on to the sectional level, where she was chosen as the top female.

“These scholarships are a true honor and to this day, I still cannot believe I received the top award,” said Brooklynn. “When I think about this award, I would rather not celebrate it as an individual award, but rather as the pure success that our community and supporters create with not only myself, but with all of us.  This goes beyond myself because I couldn’t have achieved such honor without the consistency within my high school and in all other ongoing activities.  I’m so proud to represent and wear Galt on the front of my shirt because I know that I am myself because of all of those who believed and supported me.  I know that I will continue to make not just myself but everyone in our community and section as proud as possible.  So, thank you Galt for shaping the young independent woman I am today.”