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Curtis Kerr Memorial Award

Curtis Kerr Award created to honor legacy of those who support

Curtis Kerr was loyal. He was devoted to his school work. He had outstanding character and work ethic. Although he lost his life at a young age, his memory is not lost to the Elsberry community where he served as manager for head coach Shane Matzen and the Indian basketball program.

Matzen and the MBCA established the Curtis Kerr Memorial Student Assistant of the Year Award.

Curtis’ parents, Curtis and Marsleen Kerr gave Matzen permission to create the award in their son’s name. They described their Curtis as a hard working student who took great pride in everything he did.

“It’s wonderful—it’s overwhelming really,” Marsleen said wiping tears from her eyes. “It’s a great honor for our son.” “He would feel very proud to have people still care about him after he’s been gone for seven years,” Curtis Kerr said.

“The neat thing about this situation is keeping Curtis' memory alive will pave the way for a lot of worthy young people to be honored in a way that wasn't always there for them through this award,” Matzen said. “I want those kids who so often do the dirty work of high school basketball programs to be recognized for their efforts. It's a hole that's needed to be filled for a long time.”

Curtis Kerr Award
 

Winners

MO_Farmington High School
2020

Laiken Cash

Farmington

Chandler Duryea
2018

Chandler Duryea

Republic

Megan McCormick
2018

Megan McCormick

Marceline

Sam Sawchak
2017

Sam Sawchak

Kickapoo

Chris Short
2016

Chris Short

Cape Notre Dame

MO_Santa Fe High School
2015

Danny Mahoney

Santa Fe

Tristan Hicks
2014

Tristan Hicks

Warrensburg

Kenny Pleimann
2014

Kenny Pleimann

Vianney

MO_Marquette High School
2013

Kaitlin Reuther

Marquette

MO_Seneca High School
2012

Kourtney Nesvold

Seneca

MO_Cape Notre Dame High School
2012

Adam McCoy

Cape Notre Dame

MO_Kearney High School
2011

Brandon Coleman

Kearney

MO_Kirkwood High School
2010

David "Chubbs" Stillman

Kirkwood