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North High student awarded Sportsmanship Scholarship by St. Louis Sports Commission

Tal Dean6/3/2020 -- Tal Dean from North High is one of six St. Louis area students to be awarded the 2021 Sportsmanship Scholarship by the St. Louis Sports Commission.

The North High soccer player is being recognized for his selflessness and kindness. Earlier this year, Dean and another player went up to challenge for a head ball and collided. Both players not only hit each other hard but landed hard. Dean immediately went over and checked to see if the other player was okay and motioned to the referee to signal that the player needed medical attention. Dean sustained a concussion as a result of the collision but thought of the other player before himself. His display of compassion and respect for his opponent will not soon be forgotten by anyone on the field that day.

The scholarships are awarded by the St. Louis Sports Commission’s young professionals group – the Sports Commission Associates – and recognize high school seniors from the region who embody outstanding sportsmanship. The six students were selected by the Associates’ scholarship committee, which reviewed nominations from throughout the St. Louis area.

Dean received a scholarship award of $1,000. Last month, Dean graduated from Parkway North High School and is enrolled at Truman State University.