Seward introduced their school's all time leading scorer and two major constributors into their athletic hall of fame Friday night. There wasn't a dry eye in the house after Charles Brownlee, who is fighting Lou Gehrig's Disease, delivered a heart felt speech to the crowd. Brent Gould's grand daughter delivered the speech for Brent who passed away years ago. Tony Slaughter spoke to the crowd about his love for Seward County.
Gould was one of three original Saints Booster Club Lifetime Members, donating a substantial sum to get the Booster Club on its feet. He was a permanent fixture at Seward County home and road events throughout the years. In 1996 the Saints baseball field was named after Gould in recognition of his support and passion for Seward County baseball. Slaughter is the all-time leading scorer in Saints history with 1,548 career points. His 26.7 points per game over his career are nearly 4.5 points more than second place on the career scoring list. He is the only player in school history to score more than 675 points in each of his two seasons and his 873 points during his sophomore year are the second most single season points scored in school history. He was a two-time 1st Team All-Jayhawk West and 1st Team All-Region VI selection for the Saints. Brownlee has given over 40 years of service to Seward County CC. Before becoming a regular as a fan in the Greenhouse, Brent Gould Field, and Lady Saints Softball Field, Brownlee served as a track coach, bus driver, and Athletic Director for the Saints. Brownlee was a longtime member of the Board of Directors for the Saints Booster Club and also served on the Saints Athletics Hall of Fame Committee. He, along with his wife Evelyn, have established the Brownlee Science and Math Endowment Fund for student scholarships, with preference given to a Lady Saints Basketball player.
Before the hall of fame, individual teams handed out honors voted on by players. The Jamie Talbert Award went to Satanta's Kelsey Blair and the Wade Johnstone Award went to Deven Nelson.
The nominees for the W.A. Shuffelberger Award going to the top male and female Saint academically are baseball's Johnny Griffith, baseball's Garret Smith, and tennis player Justin Pena. The females are volleyball's Bailey McFerren, volleyball's Jasmine Bryant, and softball's Stephanie