Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Week: Big Sky's Kelsi McEna - ABC FOX Montana Local News, Weather, Sports KTMF | KWYB

Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Week: Big Sky's Kelsi McEnaney

Posted: Updated:

On the court, Kelsi McEnaney is a force to be reckoned with. But it’s the off the court attitude and personality that matters more for her coaches.

“She changed our program, and she just has the ability to just change people and just bring out the best in everyone around her, which is amazing, and it’s just something as a coach, makes us want more kids like Kelsi in our gym.” says Big Sky High School volleyball coach Amy Roberts.

It was a senior project at Big Sky High School that brought Kelsi here, to Make a Wish Montana, where she eventually raised over seven thousand dollars.

“I really like kids, and I wanted to do something that would make someone happy. And I figured that these kids are going through a rough time, so I figured why not give them a chance, or help give a chance to children to just be happy.” says McEnaney

So Kelsi put on a bowling tournament and community funded silent auction. By the end of the event, she felt like she bowled a 300 in her fundraising efforts.

“To grant any wish would be ten thousand, and I thought, get half way there, that would be great. And to see the final number at $7,400, it was amazing. It made me really happy, because it means that I was more than successful with my project.” McEnaney says.

Douglas Koester, the President Of Make A Wish Montana, was impressed when the multi-sport high school senior came to him with her idea.

“I mean for a kid to reach back out and give to the community, and to help these kids that need help, need hope at a really critical time in their lives, it’s fantastic. She is a great kid. And I don’t know she actually realizes how much she is actually helping some kids that really need it. I hope she gets a chance to meet some of these kids.” Koester says

If you would like to get involved with Make A Wish Montana, you can visit their website at http://montana.wish.org/

  • High School SportsMore>>

  • Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Week: Big Sky's Keri Peterson

    Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Week: Big Sky's Keri Peterson

    Friday, January 19 2018 6:10 PM EST2018-01-19 23:10:49 GMT
    Friday, May 18 2018 12:41 PM EDT2018-05-18 16:41:52 GMT

    Keri Peterson leads a busy life style. Along with National Honors Society, Key Club, and student government, she loves to hoop. But an injury to her ACL in 7th grade looked to derailed plans of continuing her basketball career in high school. 

    Keri Peterson leads a busy life style. Along with National Honors Society, Key Club, and student government, she loves to hoop. But an injury to her ACL in 7th grade looked to derailed plans of continuing her basketball career in high school. 

  • Frenchtown's Freshman Jace Klucewich Continues to Impress

    Frenchtown's Freshman Jace Klucewich Continues to Impress

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 12:17 PM EDT2018-05-08 16:17:20 GMT

    "He was the type of kid coming out of middle school that as a track coach as a football coach you are obviously pretty exited about. The caliber of athlete that he is is just something you don't see a lot of," said Frenchtown Head Track Coach Ryan Nelson.  Everyone in Frenchtown knew Freshman Jace Klucewich had the potential to be a star for the Broncs in High School. Older kids like Ethan Pyron had heard about the middle school stud and despite the hype Klucewich has ...

    "He was the type of kid coming out of middle school that as a track coach as a football coach you are obviously pretty exited about. The caliber of athlete that he is is just something you don't see a lot of," said Frenchtown Head Track Coach Ryan Nelson.  Everyone in Frenchtown knew Freshman Jace Klucewich had the potential to be a star for the Broncs in High School. Older kids like Ethan Pyron had heard about the middle school stud and despite the hype Klucewich has ...

  • Bozeman, Butte, Ennis Track Meet Highlights

    Bozeman, Butte, Ennis Track Meet Highlights

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 8:34 PM EDT2018-04-26 00:34:23 GMT

    Highlights from the Bozeman, Butte, and Ennis track meet in Bozeman, including the boys and girls 1600 meter runs, boys and girls 300 meter hurdles, and the girls 800 meter run.

    Highlights from the Bozeman, Butte, and Ennis track meet in Bozeman, including the boys and girls 1600 meter runs, boys and girls 300 meter hurdles, and the girls 800 meter run.

  • StatewideMore>>

  • Snowmelt boosts mudslide risk near Lolo, Rice Ridge burned areas

    Snowmelt boosts mudslide risk near Lolo, Rice Ridge burned areas

    Saturday, May 19 2018 8:00 AM EDT2018-05-19 12:00:14 GMT
    Lolo Peak fire August 2018Lolo Peak fire August 2018
    Lolo Peak fire August 2018Lolo Peak fire August 2018

    Officials say the rapidly melting snowpack in the mountains of western Montana has increased the risk of mudslides in areas scorched by last year's wildfires.

    Officials say the rapidly melting snowpack in the mountains of western Montana has increased the risk of mudslides in areas scorched by last year's wildfires.

  • Several Maggotfest rugby teams volunteer with flood sandbagging

    Several Maggotfest rugby teams volunteer with flood sandbagging

    Friday, May 18 2018 7:36 PM EDT2018-05-18 23:36:58 GMT

    MISSOULA - As residents prepare for another soggy weekend, hundreds of rugby players from all over the world volunteered on Friday at the Fort Missoula sandbagging station.

    MISSOULA - As residents prepare for another soggy weekend, hundreds of rugby players from all over the world volunteered on Friday at the Fort Missoula sandbagging station.

  • Staff tour the new Jeannette Rankin Elementary School

    Staff tour the new Jeannette Rankin Elementary School

    Friday, May 18 2018 7:10 PM EDT2018-05-18 23:10:17 GMT

    Jeanette Rankin Elementary School is being built because Cold Springs Elementary School is not built to accommodate its 500 students and is not suitable for modern learning.

    Jeanette Rankin Elementary School is being built because Cold Springs Elementary School is not built to accommodate its 500 students and is not suitable for modern learning.

  • Most Popular

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Washington man suspected of murder arrested in Hardin

    Washington man suspected of murder arrested in Hardin

    Saturday, May 19 2018 5:22 PM EDT2018-05-19 21:22:52 GMT
    Saturday, May 19 2018 7:27 PM EDT2018-05-19 23:27:05 GMT
    Jacob Ozuna: Courtesy of Q13, The Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task ForceJacob Ozuna: Courtesy of Q13, The Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force

    The Big Horn County Sheriff's Office has arrested and booked a man suspected of first degree murder Saturday. Jacob Ozuna fled the state of Washington. According to Q13 Fox, a Washington news station, The Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force in Yakima said Ozuna is "a six-time convicted felon and a dangerous gang member." according to Q13, Ozuna, a.k.a "Kapone," has a $1 million dollar warrant for first degree murder along with two counts of  assaul...

    The Big Horn County Sheriff's Office has arrested and booked a man suspected of first degree murder Saturday. Jacob Ozuna fled the state of Washington. According to Q13 Fox, a Washington news station, The Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force in Yakima said Ozuna is "a six-time convicted felon and a dangerous gang member." according to Q13, Ozuna, a.k.a "Kapone," has a $1 million dollar warrant for first degree murder along with two counts of  assaul...

  • Vote for Student Athlete 2017-2018

    Vote for Student Athlete 2017-2018

    Wednesday, May 2 2018 3:51 PM EDT2018-05-02 19:51:27 GMT

    Voting for Student Athlete of the Year 2017-2018 begins May 1!

    Voting for Student Athlete of the Year 2017-2018 begins May 1!

  • Several Maggotfest rugby teams volunteer with flood sandbagging

    Several Maggotfest rugby teams volunteer with flood sandbagging

    Friday, May 18 2018 7:36 PM EDT2018-05-18 23:36:58 GMT

    MISSOULA - As residents prepare for another soggy weekend, hundreds of rugby players from all over the world volunteered on Friday at the Fort Missoula sandbagging station.

    MISSOULA - As residents prepare for another soggy weekend, hundreds of rugby players from all over the world volunteered on Friday at the Fort Missoula sandbagging station.

  • Georgia man claims son was raped at Special K Ranch

    Georgia man claims son was raped at Special K Ranch

    Friday, May 18 2018 6:18 PM EDT2018-05-18 22:18:18 GMT
    Friday, May 18 2018 6:18 PM EDT2018-05-18 22:18:18 GMT
    Courtesy: Facebook/SpecialKRanchCourtesy: Facebook/SpecialKRanch

    The Special K Ranch is being accused of negligence after a Georgia man alleges his developmentally disabled son was raped while at Special K Ranch.  

    The Special K Ranch is being accused of negligence after a Georgia man alleges his developmentally disabled son was raped while at Special K Ranch.  

  • 80th annual Spokane Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade draws crowd

    80th annual Spokane Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade draws crowd

    Sunday, May 20 2018 10:30 AM EDT2018-05-20 14:30:08 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - For the 80th year, the Lilac Festival is hosting the largest Torchlight Military Parade in the nation. The streets of downtown Spokane will be filled with bands, floats military and equestrian groups, drill teams and dancers, cars and more.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - For the 80th year, the Lilac Festival is hosting the largest Torchlight Military Parade in the nation. The streets of downtown Spokane will be filled with bands, floats military and equestrian groups, drill teams and dancers, cars and more.

  • Finally, indisputable proof: Bigfoot spotted in northern California

    Finally, indisputable proof: Bigfoot spotted in northern California

    Friday, January 9 2015 6:52 PM EST2015-01-09 23:52:03 GMT
    Saturday, January 10 2015 4:33 PM EST2015-01-10 21:33:06 GMT
    ROSEVILLE, Cali.- There is new, indisputable proof that Bigfoot exists, and has been spending most of his time in northern California. The footage was sent to a Paranormal group by a photographer/videographer who specializes in aerial videography using a quadcopter. A quadcopter is a drone that is lifted and propelled by 4 rotors.
    ROSEVILLE, Cali.- There is new, indisputable proof that Bigfoot exists, and has been spending most of his time in northern California. The footage was sent to a Paranormal group by a photographer/videographer who specializes in aerial videography using a quadcopter. A quadcopter is a drone that is lifted and propelled by 4 rotors.
  • Student Athlete of the Year top 10 contenders May 16

    Student Athlete of the Year top 10 contenders May 16

    Friday, May 18 2018 12:40 PM EDT2018-05-18 16:40:01 GMT

    Here's your Top 10 contenders for Student Athlete of the Year, as of May 18. The winner will receive a $2,000 cash scholarship, awarded by ABC FOX Montana and Mattress Firm Montana! Voting closes at midnight on May 21, and we'll announce a winner on May 22! Keep those votes coming in by clicking here. You can vote ONCE EVERY HOUR! 1. Keri Peterson (Missoula) 2. Katie Hoppe (Belgrade) 3. Kaelyn Smith (Polson) 4. Brooke Mycke (Conrad) 5. Macy Mangold (Fergus) 6. Rachel Ryan (Gr...

    Here's your Top 10 contenders for Student Athlete of the Year, as of May 18. The winner will receive a $2,000 cash scholarship, awarded by ABC FOX Montana and Mattress Firm Montana! Voting closes at midnight on May 21, and we'll announce a winner on May 22! Keep those votes coming in by clicking here. You can vote ONCE EVERY HOUR! 1. Keri Peterson (Missoula) 2. Katie Hoppe (Belgrade) 3. Kaelyn Smith (Polson) 4. Brooke Mycke (Conrad) 5. Macy Mangold (Fergus) 6. Rachel Ryan (Gr...

  • Paper cup, family tree lead to arrest in 1987 murder of young couple

    Paper cup, family tree lead to arrest in 1987 murder of young couple

    Friday, May 18 2018 5:53 PM EDT2018-05-18 21:53:00 GMT
    Snohomish County Sheriff's OfficeSnohomish County Sheriff's Office
    Snohomish County Sheriff's OfficeSnohomish County Sheriff's Office

    EVERETT, Wash. - Thirty years after the murders of a young Canadian couple, scientific advances, a family tree and a paper cup have led to an arrest in the case. The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office says the 55-year-old Sea-Tac man was arrested Thursday in Seattle and is expected to make a court appearance in Skagit County Friday.  William Earl Talbott II has been charged in Skagit County District Court with first-degree murder in 

    EVERETT, Wash. - Thirty years after the murders of a young Canadian couple, scientific advances, a family tree and a paper cup have led to an arrest in the case. The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office says the 55-year-old Sea-Tac man was arrested Thursday in Seattle and is expected to make a court appearance in Skagit County Friday.  William Earl Talbott II has been charged in Skagit County District Court with first-degree murder in 

Powered by Frankly

Features

  • More Features
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 Cowles Montana Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.