MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. (June 15, 2018) – The Mount Vernon City School District handed out 19 awards to its student athletes Thursday at the District’s year-ending Sports Awards Celebration. Students from all sports attended and were celebrated at the dinner.
“All of our student athletes have again accomplished so much this year, both in their respective sports and in their academics,” Superintendent Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton said. “They all are to be commended for their work ethic, their diligence and their perseverance, which will lead them to great things in their futures.”
Mount Vernon High School Principal Ronald Gonzalez thanked the superintendent and the Board of Education for their support throughout the year and told the student athletes that their efforts bring pride to Mount Vernon.
“We are the epitome of student athletes,” he said. “Among us we have sectional champions and we have exceptional students. We are representing Mount Vernon – we’re doing it on the track, we’re doing it on the basketball court, and we’re doing it in the classroom. Thank you to all of our student athletes for making me proud and thank you for making the City of Mount Vernon proud.”
The 19 awards given to students Thursday were:
Tony Veteri Coaches Award (leadership, determination to succeed, hardworking): Demetre Roberts and Naje Lovell
Ed Williams Sportsmanship Award (exceptional sportsmanship): Joshua Powell and Krystal McFarlane
Gloria T. Coleman Memorial Award (determination to succeed, history of community service and academic achievement): Fernando Medina and Ericka Pierce
Teddie Wieland Scholar Athlete Award (outstanding academic and athletic achievement): Joshwa Zincke and Zarayli George
Dave Rider Track and Field Award (selected by boys/girls track coaches): Joshua Zincke and Jamika Hypolite
Arthur Sean Rose Football Award (selected by football coach): Wander Castro
Andre Frank Baseball Award (selected by baseball coach): Jaheed Davenport
Julie Feldman Scholarship Award (outstanding female sportsmanship, determination to succeed, works to greatest potential): Jamika Hypolite
Friends of Julie Feldman Scholarship Award (outstanding female sportsmanship, determination to succeed, works to greatest potential): Azlie Lavandier
William Davis Basketball Award: (selected by basketball boys coach): Jason Douglas-Stanley
Alex Cunningham Award (selected by wrestling coach): Tremaine Bogle
Donny Dendy Memorial Award (willingness to help others, community service, academic success): Khalid Armstrong and Diara John
Lloyd & Shirley Wallace Memorial Basketball Award (selected by girls basketball coach): Calilah Hines
Marcquis Abney Memorial Basketball Award: Demetrius Lee
Marcquis Abney Memorial Football Award: Deronimous Kilgo
Shamoya McKenzie Memorial Girls Basketball Award: Camryn Brooks
Photo: Senior Jason Douglas-Stanley (right) receives William Davis Basketball Award from boys basketball coach Bob Cimmino.
About Mount Vernon City School District
With more than 8,000 students in 16 schools, and students returning from private schools, the Mount Vernon City School District is committed to providing a quality education to its children as well as developing programs that meet the diverse academic and social needs of its students.