STA senior presented with Neil Smith Community Service Award

January 2022

Sanai K., STA senior, received the Neil Smith Community Service Award from the Derrick Thomas/Neil Smith Third and Long Foundation. This annual honor is presented to a female athlete who has demonstrated outstanding community service. Sanai received $1,000 and a traveling trophy for display at the Academy.

Sanai is a track & field athlete at STA (2019 All District / All State Team) and has served as the softball team manager. She volunteers extensively with local and national organizations including MO Hives, the Alpha Kappa Alpha College Admission Process (CAP) Program, Community LINC, and Susan G. Komen (2021 Presidential Gold Service Award recipient). In addition, she has years of volunteer experience with the American Heart Association, where she has addressed the Kansas City, Missouri, City Council about the effects of vaping on student-athletes.

STA congratulates Sanai for exemplifying the spirit of loving and serving the dear neighbor.