PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- Port Chester junior Maguire Shannon has been selected as Port Chester High School/Daily Voice Standout Student-Athlete this week.
Shannon is a unique student athlete in that she is a junior this year but will have enough credits to graduate this June.
Shannon will not only finish up a year ahead of schedule and accomplish her goal of early graduation but she is leaving Port Chester High School with 13 college credits.
Shannon was able to take two International Baccalaureate courses, two AP courses and take a college course at the College of Westchester while playing three varsity sports including volleyball, basketball and softball.
Shannon is clearly a leader in and out of the classroom as she is currently one of the captains of the softball team.
Shannon is an avid supporter of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation for Childhood Cancer. Shannon has gone bald for the cause three times over the past several years raising over $8,000 and bring awareness to the foundation and the children that it supports. When Shannon is not playing softball, studying and raising funds for children, she is babysitting for families in her neighborhood. Shannon can also be found getting and ice coffee at Marini’s deli with friends.
Shannon, in her second year on the varsity softball team, credits her coaches for her success and credits their passion for the sport in helping her to be a focused athlete. She hopes to carry over that focus and her unwillingness to quite to the University of Tampa where she will be studying criminology and finance as she hopes to one day work for the FBI in their financial crimes division.
Shannon has made the most of her time at Port Chester and is clearly an exemplary student-athlete and leader in the Port Chester community.