INVOICING – As the Midland Roundtable announced its male and female Athlete of the Year finalists last Friday, Wednesday was the traditional media night at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center.
The male and female finalists for the award, presented annually since 1989, met a week before the banquet, which will be held Wednesday, May 12 at 7 p.m. at the Billings Hotel. AMP is the athlete of the year banquet sponsor.
The male finalists are: Junior Bergen, Billings Senior; Jacksen Burckley, senior; Neil Daily, Billings West; Thomas Klepps, senior; and Marcus Wittman, Billings Central.
The female finalists are: Kendell Ellis, West; Isabelle Erickson, central; Olivia LaBeau, senior; Molly Molvig, central; and Kellan Wahl, Central.
Senior athletes from all four Billings High Schools are eligible for the prizes. Nominations are made by coaches and athletic directors and a Midland Roundtable Committee determines the five boys and five girls finalists and eventual winners.
“It was very difficult for the committee to decide on the 10 finalists, let alone the winner,” said roundtable chair Rocky Erickson. “We’ve had a lot of nominations this year. It’s been increased.”
Last year’s winners of the award were Julius Mims of Billings Skyview and Maddie Albrecht of Billings West.
Tables of eight are available for $ 250 and individual tickets cost $ 35. Email Kory Loberg to reserve a ticket at [email protected]
The guest speaker at the banquet will be Lance Lanning of Provision International.