Redmen News · Mikaila Graham and Alex Cannoot Named October Athletes of the Month


Marquette Senior High School, along with Superiorland Kiwanis, are proud to announce that Mikaila Graham (volleyball) and Alex Cannoot (football) have been selected as the Athletes of the Month for October.

Mikaila Graham is a senior at MSHS and is a member of the Varsity Volleyball team, where she is a four-year participant and two-year team captain.

What Mikaila means to her team and to the program cannot be understated.  Her passion for the sport as well as her commitment to both her team and teammates is evident every time she steps onto the court.  Her steady play and leadership experience have been pivotal in helping the Redettes Volleyball Team win the Great Northern Conference (GNC) Championship this year.  As a result of  her play and leadership this year, Mikaila was recently named as the GNC’s Defensive Most Valuable Player.

Academically, Mikaila has an impressive 4.04 GPA.  She has been named to the MSHS Honor Roll and received the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award for each of her semesters of enrollment.  Mikaila is also a member of the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) and National Honor Society.

Outside of school, Mikaila enjoys playing soccer and helping with the Bothwell volleyball program.  Her post-high school plans are to attend college and pursue a degree in pre-dentistry with the goal of one day becoming an Orthodontist.

Alex Cannoot is a senior student at MSHS and just wrapped up a stellar season as a member of the Varsity Football Team.  He is a four-year member of the football program, three of which were spent as a starter on the varsity team.

As a team captain this season, Alex played an important leadership role in helping lead the team to a Great Northern Conference (GNC) Championship.  In addition, Alex recently double-dipped on All-GNC awards by being named as the conference’s Lineman of the Year and also being named to the First Team Defense.

Alex’s involvement in extracurricular activities is extensive to say the least.  In addition to participating in the football and track & field programs, Alex is also a member of the MSHS Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Student Council and Honors Band.  He also finds time to volunteer at the U.P. Children’s Museum and with youth football camps.  This involvement, coupled with a 3.66 GPA and status as a three-year National Honor Society member, truly epitomizes what we hope for from our students at MSHS.

Outside of school, Alex enjoys woodworking, gardening and music.  His post-high school plans are to pursue an opportunity to play college football at a college/university yet to be decided while majoring in engineering.