Marquette Senior High School, along with Superiorland Kiwanis, are proud to announce that Kelsey Kivi (sideline cheer) and Austin Ridl (football) have been named as the Student-Athletes of the Month for September 2021.
Kelsey Kivi is a senior student at MSHS and currently participates as the sole senior on the MSHS Varsity Cheer Team.
The fall sports season is certainly a busy time for Kelsey as she dual-participates as a member of both the MSHS Cheer Team and Marching Bands. Her senior year marks her fourth as a simultaneous participant in each of these programs.
Academically, Kelsey is a three-year member of the honor roll. Outside of school, Kelsey volunteers time as a Bay Cliff Camp Counselor and also participates in service activities with her fellow cheer teammates such as bagging groceries and helping with the Haunted Hayride. She is also employed as a server at the Marquette Big Boy.
In her free time, Kelsey enjoys dancing, skiing and baking. Her post-high school plans are to continue her education and pursue a degree in Architecture and Interior Design. She also plans to receive a certificate in Cosmetology.
Austin Ridl is a senior captain on this year’s Varsity Football Team at MSHS and is in the midst of his third consecutive season as the team’s quarterback. The team currently owns a 5-2 overall record and 3-1 mark in the Great Northern Conference (GNC).
As a junior, Austin had a standout football season. He was named to the All-U.P. “Dream Team” and All-GNC teams in addition to also garnering All-State Honorable Mention accolades. As a member of the MSHS Boys Track & Field Team last spring, Austin was a member of the 400-Meter Relay Team that set a new school record and was also a member of the 800-Meter Relay Team that captured first place at the MHSAA U.P. Track & Field Finals.
In the classroom, Austin maintains a 3.92 cumulative GPA, has made the honor roll each semester of his enrollment and is a member of the National Honor Society. Outside of school, Austin works as a youth football official for Marquette County Youth Football and is a manager at Wake U.P., the school coffee shop at MSHS.
Austin’s post-graduation plans, both academically and athletically, have yet to be determined at this time but he intends on continuing both his education and football career in college.