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School Board Recognitions
March 18, 2014

6A. NSCAA Team Academic Achievement Award
The School Board is pleased to recognize the 2012-13 girls’ soccer teams from Kellam and Cox high schools for earning national honors for academic excellence. Members of the Kellam girls’ team are:

  • Alex Askew
  • Savannah Davis
  • Danielle Edwards
  • Julia Von Fecht
  • Hannah Foster
  • Bailie Fout
  • Allyson Giannone
  • Chloe Hudson
  • Kim Kerstiens
  • Anna Koehler
  • Kylee Kohl
  • Madison Lees
  • Abby Morgan
  • Caitlyn Mounce
  • Brooke Rakowski
  • Sydney Rife
  • Taylor Schoephoerster
  • Sheyenne Stretz
  • Talia Tapper

Also on the team, but unable to attend this evening are Cristina Feliciano, Madeleine McCarty and Mary Pruitt.

The 2012-13 girls’ soccer team was coached by Mario Hurdle, who will accept the school plaque.

Each year, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America presents the Team Academic Achievement Award for exemplary performance by student athletes in the classroom. This year, only 388 teams nationwide earned the award. In order to qualify, the team must have a minimum grade-point average of 3.25 for the entire school year. The team G-P-A is determined by adding every player's G-P-A then dividing by the number of players. The 2012-13 girls’ soccer team at Kellam High School had an average G-P-A of 3.56.

This is the eighth consecutive year that the girls’ soccer team from Kellam has earned the N-S-C-A-A award.

Please join me in congratulating these outstanding young women for their accomplishments in the classroom and on the field!

The school board is also pleased to welcome the 2012-13 girls’ soccer team from Cox High School and recognize these student athletes for earning the N-S-C-A-A Team Academic Achievement Award. Members of the team are:

  • Samantha Adams
  • Alexandria Brewer
  • Alex Davidson
  • Caroline Dugas
  • Emma Haupt
  • Taegen Kim
  • Abby Knapp
  • Michelle Krause
  • Morgan Land
  • Chloe Obara
  • Alexandra Sheppard
  • Whitney Townsend
  • Rayna Trinidad

Also on the team, but unable to attend are:

  • Caroline Davis
  • Elaina Hitchcock
  • Kaitlynn Klamut
  • Sarah Moore

The Lady Falcons were coached by Michele Clark, who will receive the team plaque.

As mentioned earlier, a team must have a minimum grade-point average of 3.25 in order to receive this academic achievement award. The Cox girls’ posted a 3.74 team G-P-A.

This is the ninth consecutive year that the Cox girls’ soccer team has earned the NSCAA Academic Achievement Award.

Please join me in congratulating these fine young ladies and outstanding student athletes!

6B. VHSL State Gymnastics Team Champion – Classification 6A
The School Board is now pleased to recognize the 2014 VHSL State Gymnastic Champions (Classification 6A) from Cox High School. Members of the Lady Falcons Gymnastics team include:

  • Bailee Adams
  • Meredith Fiskus
  • Jill Holwick
  • Phoebe Hulls
  • Karlea Jones
  • Robyn McNamara
  • Hanna Obaidy
  • Noel Taylor
  • Casey Vest

Also on the team but unable to attend tonight is Jacqueline Garrett.

The team is coached by Melody Hartranft who will accept the team plaque. Also here this evening are assistant coach Jaudon Felch; and team managers Justin Mojica, Cameron Felch, John Garrett and Carly Safrit.

On February 21, the Lady Falcons took home state championship honors (Group 6A) at the state gymnastics competition. The team posted the meet’s highest score in the floor routine competition with a 37.975. The championship title caps an undefeated 10-0 season in which the gymnastics team also won the district and regional titles. Please join me in congratulating these outstanding student athletes!

Mr. Chairman, this concludes our scheduled recognitions for this evening.

Last Modified on Friday, January 20, 2017