Junior Myles Scheckel Named Honorary KCRG Athlete of the Week


Myles Scheckel poses during the 2022 spring pep assembly.

Described as a student with an “infectious personality” by head basketball coach Jon McKowen, junior Myles Scheckel can always pass along his bright smile. Scheckel has just been named an honorary KCRG Athlete of the Week. He joins the more than five Kennedy athletes that have been awarded the honor in recent school years.

Scheckel was the team manager for the varsity basketball team and many credit him for helping the team have an undefeated season.

“He would act the right way, do the right thing and cheer for the guys and that’s a big job,” said McKowan to KCRG. 

Scheckel, or “Coach Myles” as he likes to be called, was always ready to cheer on his team. 

“Myles always brought a positive vibe to the sideline and to the team,” senior Kenzie Reed said to KCRG. “It’s really motivating seeing him over there cheering us on and always hyping us up.” 

Scheckel is also involved in Special Olympics, Best Buddies and the Kennedy track team, having run since middle school. 

“He’s a very inspirational part of the team,” said head track and field coach Curt Pakkebier to KCRG. “If you’re not having a good day, you see Myles out there doing his best and it encourages you to keep going with what you’re doing.” 

You can always count on Scheckel for a smile or hello in the hallways. “Coach Myles” is an inspiration to many at Kennedy and across Cedar Rapids. 

“Myles has such infectious energy, the biggest ever heart,” said Best Buddies President Avery Kucera. “[He] loves to cheer others on as much as we love to cheer him on.”