May 8, 2018  – The Missouri Women’s Golf Education Association would like to announce and congratulate the 2018 MWGEA Scholarship Award Recipients.

2018 MWGEA Scholarship Awards

Lacey Snell


  • Student Council Member for 3 years
  • National Honors Society Member
  • Important Person Award Sophomore, Junior and Senior year
  • 4-year Golf State Qualifier
  • 3.78 GPA

An excerpt from Lacey’s Essay:

“I am dedicated, persistent, and will invest the necessary time and effort to come out on top.”

Sarah Lewis


  • 4-year State Golf Qualifier
  • Key Club Member for 3 years
  • Gateway PGA Volunteer
  • 3.08 GPA

An excerpt from Sarah’s Essay:

“Throughout my years playing golf I have learned a lot of things that apply to golf but also apply to life. The number one thing is patience. I have the best patience on the course and in the classroom. I am never the person who jumps to conclusions or gives up on anything.”

Claire Shadowens


  • Volunteer at several Special Olympics events
  • Executive Vice President of Student Council and Foreign Language Club
  • Started her High School’s first ever golf team
  • Currently ranked 1st of 105 in her class
  • 4.39 GPA

An excerpt from Claire’s Essay:

“My diligence and zeal have enabled me to reach success in both academics and athletics. This has been displayed through my unwavering dedication to the game of golf although my school did not have a girls’ team.”

Payton Babcock


  • Golf and Softball member for all 4 years of High School
  • Leader of the youth group at her church
  • A+ Program
  • Volunteer for meals on wheels
  • 4.0 GPA

An excerpt from Payton’s Essay:

 “I believe in being honest and trustworthy. I strive to honor and respect all people and I hold myself to a high moral standard. I want to be the best example I can be to others; not just in golf, or school, but in my everyday life. To me above all else is integrity.”

Megan Cox


  • 2-year State Golf Qualifier
  • National Honor Society Member from 2016-2018
  • Student Council Class Representative from 2015-2018
  • Several hours of volunteering
  • 3.86 GPA

An excerpt from Megan’s Essay:

“I have had great success as a golfer in high school and would like to have the same amount of success in my career. I am confident with my ability and leaderships skills to know I can leave my mark on other people’s lives.”

Anna Iorio


  • Varsity golf team member for 4 years and captain for 3 of those years
  • 4-year Golf State Qualifier
  • National Honor Society member from 2015-2017
  • 5-time blood driver donor
  • 4.04 GPA

An excerpt from Anna’s Essay:

 “I have worked hard throughout my entire high school career to get to lead by example and set myself up for a successful future.”

Paige Sanfelippo


  • 2-year State Golf Qualifier
  • Key Club Member
  • National Honor Society Member
  • Vice President of the Women in STEM Club
  • 4.0 GPA

An excerpt from Paige’s Essay:

“I am so thrilled to get to continue to use my passion of golf and apply it to the next level.”