By Nathan Mayberg
MONTICELLO April 6, 2004 A total of 58 student-athletes were honored on Friday by the Monticello Central School District.
To celebrate National Student-Athlete Day, the pupils received awards for excelling in both their academic and athletic pursuits. National Student Athlete Day is actually celebrated today (April 6), but the district recognized these student-athletes last Friday because school is closed this week due to the Passover and Easter holidays.
Monticello Central School Athletic Director Ken Garry organized the awards ceremony, which was held at Buona Fortuna Ristorante in Monticello. He described the students who were being recognized as quality kids in all respects.
Two members of each varsity team and one member from each jayvee and modified team were selected for the honors. To be chosen, each athlete needed to receive a nomination from their coach and maintain a grade point average of at least 3.0.
Monticello High School Principal William Stickney, who is retiring at the end of the year, called the students a great group of kids who are well- rounded student-athletes.
Superintendent Eileen Casey told the students that they brought pride to the school district.
The varsity student athlete award winners, and the sport (or sports) they were honored for, are as follows:
Christa Billias, girls basketball
Ashley Bloom, girls basketball and tennis
Jenna Boyce, volleyball
Brian Brandes, baseball
Alexis Brinkerhoff, girls golf
Diana Cabezas, cheerleading
John Campanaro, boys track and field
Daniel Catalano, baseball
Sara Colacurcio, girls track and field
James Conway, boys golf
Brad Cooper, boys basketball
Melanie Devlin, softball
Kayla Gager, girls indoor track
Joanna Goldfarb, girls nordic skiing
Justin Gray, boys soccer
Keenan Hall, boys track and field
Devan Jackson, boys basketball
Erica Kalber, girls indoor track
Scott Kaplan, wrestling
Tyler Laufersweiler, boys soccer and alpine skiing
Meredith Levine, girls golf
Robert Macedonio, boys indoor track
Lisa Manz, girls soccer
Paul Meddaugh, boys tennis and alpine skiing
Ashley Morse, girls track and field
Tara Mullen, cheerleading
Corey Price, boys cross country
Taqiyya Robinson, girls track and field
Tyler Salovin, boys indoor track
Janessa Shaw, girls tennis
Eric Shulman, boys cross country and wrestling
Philip Sicuro, boys tennis
Janelle Slutsky, girls nordic skiing
Todd Sonnenschein, boys golf
Kallie Tedaldi, cheerleading
Kristen Van Hage, girls alpine skiing
Jenna Widmann, girls soccer