Salem senior signs for SEMO
By Stephanie Daniels—
Who knew that on November 14, 2002 Jamie and Cheryl Kell would have a talented little girl!
Delaney Grace Kell is just that. From playing piano, violin, and French horn to playing softball, she is a very talented young lady.
Delaney has been playing softball since she was just four years old She has a long family history of ball players. Her great grandpa was the late Erwin “Zuke” Gansauer and her dad Jamie and Uncle Jason both were great baseball players at Centralia High School.
It is no surprise that on her birthday this year she would find herself signing up to play softball for four years with Southeast Missouri State University with her parents by her side.
Delaney is the granddaughter of David Kell and the late Beverly Kell of Centralia and the granddaughter of Roger and Marilyn Sullens of Salem.
Kell is a senior this year at Salem Community High School. She has been on the high honor roll every semester, has been class officer every year, has been an FFA officer every year, and is the FFA president this year. She is also a member of the National Honor Society and is the secretary this year.
Other sports Kell has played are basketball and volleyball, but her passion is softball. She pitched for the Lady Wildcats with a record of 6-6, 156 strikeouts, and a 2.19 ERA. Kell will begin her college career starting the fall of 2021, and those who know her look forward to hearing more from this young, talented athlete in the future.
Pictured is Delaney Kell with her parents, Jamie and Cheryl Kell.