Smith-Cotton Lady Tigers track and field athlete Mikayla Hermanson is this week’s Bryan Jenkins State Farm Athlete of the Week.

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Hermanson, shown with Jenkins, is a senior and had a strong showing at the Class 5, District 5 track meet, placing third in the discus with a throw of more than 103 feet. This qualified her for the sectional meet May 20 in Waynesville.

Not only is she a leader on the track, Hermanson also is senior class president and president of both DECA and HOSA (future medical professionals) all while staying on the "A" Honor Roll.

This summer she will continue to train in preparation for collegiate competition at Central Methodist University in Fayette, where she received academic and athletic scholarships.

Each week, alternating between Smith-Cotton and Sacred Heart high schools, local State Farm agent Bryan Jenkins honors an outstanding local student-athlete.

Additionally, seniors receiving the weekly honor are eligible to apply for the Bryan Jenkins State Farm Athlete of the Week $250 Scholarship.