Gold Key and Scholarship Winners Highlighted

 The Gold Key Award is the highest honor in Section XI that an athlete can receive for sports participation. thumbnail120289
The Gold Key Award is the highest honor in Section XI that an athlete can receive for sports participation.
Coach Scott Wolff congratulated Jasmine Haug and Thomas Costa III on receiving the Coach Altobrando Humanitarian Scholarship. In honor of Coach Vin Altobrando, the Wildcat Booster Club invited coaches to nominate a boy and a girl who in their opinion is a humanitarian, brings out the best in others, and is a person of good character.  thumbnail120328
Coach Scott Wolff congratulated Jasmine Haug and Thomas Costa III on receiving the Coach Altobrando Humanitarian Scholarship. In honor of Coach Vin Altobrando, the Wildcat Booster Club invited coaches to nominate a boy and a girl who in their opinion is a humanitarian, brings out the best in others, and is a person of good character.
Athletes enjoyed a beautiful evening at the Fox Hollow that included dinner with their favorite coaches, teachers, and friends.  thumbnail120329
Athletes enjoyed a beautiful evening at the Fox Hollow that included dinner with their favorite coaches, teachers, and friends.
Thank you to the Wildcat Booster Club for an evening of celebration and well deserved recognition for our student athletes and to all of those volunteers who worked tirelessly to make this possible; not only to put this event together but throughout the year to raise the funds needed. thumbnail120330
Thank you to the Wildcat Booster Club for an evening of celebration and well deserved recognition for our student athletes and to all of those volunteers who worked tirelessly to make this possible; not only to put this event together but throughout the year to raise the funds needed.

The 2019 Gold Key Awards and Wildcat Booster Club Scholarships were handed out on Tuesday evening at the Fox Hollow Inn that included the 11th annual Athletic Hall of Fame Induction. The Gold Key Award is the highest honor in Section XI that an athlete can receive for sports participation. Recipients are determined by Section XI rules. It is awarded to athletes who letter in eight varsity or junior varsity seasons in grades 10-12 throughout their Walt Whitman High School career.

Congratulations to the Class of 2019 Gold Key Recipients: Jonathan Aziz, Jack Cox, Dominick Esposito, Andrew Harrigan, Desiree Kleberg, Joelle Koutsantanou, Kevin McKenna, Samantha O’Toole, John Poplawski, Dylan Rehman, Grace Roiland, Raj Shah, Meghan Soulias, Morgan Wagner, Patrick Wuss, and Brian Zuckerman

This year the Wildcat Booster Club invited 33 students to be our guest (at no cost to them) and sponsored a total of 33 awards and scholarships presented to our graduating seniors. At this dinner the students and their families were treated to the stories of great Wildcat athletes of the past as we inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame: 
David Leon "The Hammer" Harris 
Charles Schimpf
Robert Schimpf
Melissa Shulman – Swailes
Robert Weickel
The 1976 Baseball Team

Congratulations to our Wildcat Booster Club Scholarship Recipients:
Wildcat Booster Club Presidential Scholarship for Service: Karina Lew and Samantha O’Toole
Wildcat Booster Club Presidential Gold Key Scholarship: Jack Poplawski and Meghan Soulias
Wildcat Booster Club Maroon & White Scholarship: Eric Bell, Alyssa Christiansen, Jack Cox, Desiree Kleberg, Danielle Kleet, Kevin Morrissey, Quinn O’Hara, Joie Tortorice, Morgan Wagner, and Kendal Wilkerson-Ferguson.
Coach Altobrando Humanitarian Scholarship: Jasmine Haug and Thomas Costa III
Principal’s Athlete Award: Grace Roiland
Athletic Director’s Award: Jackie Thomann and Christian Viteri
Luke Avolese Football Scholarship: Gavin McCready
Luke Avolese Basketball Scholarship: Wendley Jean-Baptiste
Gugliotta Basketball Scholarship: Wendley Jean-Baptiste
HBC Soccer Scholarship: Wilmer Dominguez Funez

Wildcat Booster Club 2019 Service Award Winners
Bronze Level: Jack Cox, Karina Lew, and Megan Soulias
Gold Level: Samantha O’Toole

 

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