Posted on March 19th, 2018 in Featured, News

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., March 14, 2018 — Perry Meridian High School junior Ceu Kung was named the male athlete for the 2nd Annual MaxPreps Semper Fidelis High School Athlete of the Month Award, presented by the United States Marine Corps. Kung is a part of the wrestling team.

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“MaxPreps congratulates Ceu Kung on being named High School Athlete of the Month,” said Andy Beal, Founder and President of MaxPreps. “High school sports are designed to build  character and foster teamwork and a competitive spirit in our nation’s young people. The MaxPreps Semper Fidelis High School Athlete of the Month represents those outstanding qualities that make not just great athletes, but more importantly fine citizens. MaxPreps is proud  to honor these fine student-athletes in collaboration with the United States Marine Corps.”

“A big reason why Ceu is so successful is because he is quiet, respectful, appreciative, and extremely hard working,” stated head wrestling coach Matt Schoettle. “Ceu just goes about his business quietly and diligently, not expecting any awards or praise. He works as hard or harder than anyone we have.”

Dedication, determination, perseverance, and being a positive influence in his community are all attributes that fit the description of Ceu Kung. Kung came to the United States from Burma as a political refugee. With parents who do not speak English, Kung is an active member in his church, serving as translator to the other refugees from the Chin region. In school, Kung maintains a high academic GPA and currently has a 13-2 record on the mat.

Staff Sergeant Victor Carter, of the Indiana United States Marine Corps presented Kung with the MaxPreps Semper Fidelis Athlete of the Month trophy on Wednesday during a school assembly. “The United States Marine Corps fights and wins our Nation’s Battles. Through the MaxPreps High School Athlete of the Month program, we recognize students that embody the Marine Corps’ fighting spirit and tenacity to overcome adversity,” stated 1st Lt. Johnny Henderson. “These student athletes have proven to rise to the challenges they face, both on and off the field. We honor only the best and we take pride in recognizing those that rise above and have a positive influence in their community. ”

MaxPreps picks one female and one male athlete each month to be named with the honor of High School Athlete of the Month, presented by the United States Marines Corps. MaxPreps sends out emails to all of their members of their site about nominating an athlete for the award.

There are also links on for anyone to nominate a deserving athlete for this award. Nominations may be submitted by a coach, parent, peer, or teacher. MaxPreps then selects the most well-rounded athletes that match the qualities that are also found in the United States Marines Corps, like bravery, dedication, perseverance, personal sacrifice for others and being a positive influence in one’s community.

This news release was created thanks to a collaboration with Kayla Ellenwood, Precision Sports Entertainment LLC.