Blair athletes honored at winter sports ceremony

March 10, 2009, midnight | By Lauren Kestner | 14 years, 8 months ago

112 athletes recognized for 3.25 GPA or higher, 23 athletes with 4.0 GPAs

The 2009 winter sports award night was held Monday at 7 p.m. in the Blair auditorium. Coaches and event coordinators presented awards to athletes in recognition of their athleticism, sportsmanship and academic performance.

Athletic Director Dale Miller began the ceremony with a speech praising coaches, athletes and parents for their dedication to making the winter sports season a success. Mary Pelz of the Athletic Boosters took the stage next to thank parent volunteers for their contributions to the winter sports teams. After these opening remarks, Principal Darryl Williams distributed patches to the 23 Scholar Athletes with a 4.0 grade point average (GPA). Event coordinators also handed out certificates honoring the 112 athletes who maintained a GPA of 3.25 or above during the season.

Coaches from the 10 winter sports teams delivered short speeches recounting their team's accomplishments and recognized certain individuals for their contributions. Athletes received awards for Most Improved (MI), Coaches' Award (CA), Outstanding Senior (OS) and Most Valuable Player (MVP).

Junior Varsity Girls' Basketball

MI - Rose Kalala
CA - Stephanie Lahoz, Caryne Moses and Shyneese Richardson

Varsity Girls' Basketball

MI - Ramita Dewan
CA - Saba Aregai
OS - Ashley Arnold
MVP - Johanna Lopez


MI - Becky Russi
CA - Lily Ross
OS - Jill Granados
MVP - Nathaly Lobo


MI - Natalie Moore
CA - Sydney Smith
OS - Korie Ferguson
MVP - Ario Sumitro

Junior Varsity Wrestling

MI - Nicolas Weinfeld
CA - Jeffry Garcia
MVP - David Choi

Varsity Wrestling

MI – Johni Meeks
CA - Carlos Eyzaguirre
OS - Alhaji Janneh
MVP - Kekura Musa

Indoor Track

CA Boys - Gregory Vogel
OS Girls - Amber Seals
OS Boys - Rutvij Pandya
MVP Girls - Sarah McMillan
MVP Boys - Jonathon Haughton

Junior Varsity Boys' Basketball

MI - Harrison Reed
CA - Vishnu Rao
MVP - Paul Babinec

Varsity Boys' Basketball

MI - Dennis Mesidor
CA - Cooper Neimand
OS - Wayne Henderson and Michael McClain
MVP - Leon Sampson

Swim and Dive Team

MI Girls - Jenna Williams
MI Boys - Matthew Kannan
CA Girls - Melissa Mergner
CA Boys - William Feasley
OS Girls - Caitlin Ludington
OS Boys - William Shepherdson
MVP Girls - Melanie Snail
MVP Boys - Andrew McGehee

Lauren Kestner. Lauren Kestner loves Trader Joe's chocolates, cheesy television soap operas, summer trips to Lake Anna, coffee ice cream from Coldstone Creamery, hikes at Northwest Branch and shopping at Heritage. Playing soccer for Blair or her MSC club team and running at the gym consumes much … More »

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