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Congratulations Turhan Barnes!!!!
Congratulations Turhan Barnes!!!!
Jennifer Root-Smith
Thursday, April 30, 2020


On Tuesday, May 19, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch will honor the area’s top senior athletes in the 54th annual Post-Dispatch Scholar Athlete special section in the newspaper and online at STLhighschoolsports.com. Turhan Barnes, Jr. is Madison Senior High’s Scholar Athlete selection!

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch Scholar Athlete is nominated by the school and must be in the top 25% of his/her class.  The event, which annually has been conducted during a Cardinals game at Busch Stadium, is currently awaiting a date to be scheduled because of coronavirus restrictions. Once a date has been set, we will send the event information to the school/athlete.

Turhan boasts a 3.5 grade point average, ranked 11th in a class of 57.  Turhan would like to become a teacher and coach one day.  Turhan was a football and basketball star at Madison.  Turhan has aspirations of becoming an entrepreneur with a focus on real estate. Turhan’s proud parents are Robin Riley and Turhan Barnes, Sr. His favorite things:

  • Book – The Bible

  • Subject – Mathematics (love counting numbers and currency!)

  • College – to graduate from the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff

  • Person/Most-admired – Father (industrious, hard working/never give up/quit motto)

Turhan was a quiet, humble leader at school, on the court and in the community.  He was respected by staff as great role model for underclassman.  Good luck with all post-secondary goals. Turhan, we are proud of you!

#Trojan Strong