Mavericks News · September’s Scholar-Athletes

Here at Mead High School we take great pride in providing our students with a first class education and an opportunity to excel in sports. Starting with September we will be highlighting our exceptional students who are doing great things in and out of the classroom. For September Ali Osborn and Hayden DeBuse have been chosen for obvious reasons.



Ali Osborn is a senior on the softball team who had an extraordinary year for the Maverick softball team. Batting .367, adding 22 hits and knocking in 11 rbi’s was only part of what she brings to the team. Her amazing work ethic, great attitude, and consistency are what stick out to Coach Macaluso as the season wraps up. In the classroom is where Ali is truly leaving her mark at Mead High School. Sporting a G.P.A of 4.136 and ranking 12th overall in the class of 2017 tells a bigger story of her dedication to both school and softball. Also a member of the soccer team Ali has made it a point of pride to excel on and off the field. Ali stated that “Both academics and athletics are very important to me. I always put academics first and I make sure to get my work done no matter how long it takes. I put the same amount of effort into my athletics and the same amount of fighting spirit. The only thing that keeps me balanced is focusing on one thing at a time and letting my life guide me.”


Hayden Debuse is a junior on the cross country team who has had a record setting year here at Mead. Just this last week Hayden finished 13th overall at the 4A Region 4 championships becoming the first ever individual qualifier in Mead history. His outstanding performance also helped pave the way for the boys team to finish 3rd overall in a very difficult region, thus qualifying the entire team for the cross country state tournament this weekend. In the classroom Hayden has been experiencing the same success. Having a 4.060 G.P.A. and being the team tutor is further example of the role Hayden plays for both the team and the school itself. Hayden’s drive to be successful in both arenas show the character we hope to see in all Mavericks. Hayden stated that “Running and school require similar things. You have to show up every day and put in the work to be successful at both.”

Well done both of you for representing Mead in the best possible light.