|High School:||Clarkston HS '13|
High School: Scharnhorst was a four-time competitor at the WIAA 2A State Cross Country Championships, with her best finish of 25th coming her senior year (19:56.5). She finished sixth in the 3,200 at the 2013 state meet (11:34.41) and ninth in 2011. Her other best times came in the 800 (2:38.15) and 1,600 (5:30.89). She was a four-year letterwinner in both cross country and track for Clarkston High School. Scharnhorst also competed in the Junior Olympics.