On Monday, March 27, 2017, the Arthur L. Johnson Athletic Department held their 2016 – 2017 Winter Athletic Awards. The evening, sponsored by the Crusader Athletic Booster Club, was held in the Arthur L. Johnson Auditorium.
All the Winter Athletic Teams and their seasons were highlighted by their coaches while handing out letters and awards to the student athletes. Over 158 varsity athletic letters were handed out throughout the evening, as participation in athletics at Arthur L. Johnson High School continues to grow.
The program continued with the Student Athlete Award, which was presented by the Principal of Arthur L. Johnson High School, Mr. Rick Delmonaco. The Student Athlete Award is given out each athletic season to a student athlete that is not only a champion on the field, but in the classroom as well. The 2016-2017 Winter Student Athlete award recipient was Eric Velasquez.
In addition, the Crusader G.P.A. Challenge was awarded to the team that finishes with the highest overall G.P.A. amongst athletic teams for the winter season. The recipients was presented with certificates, had their team memorialized on a plaque, and will be invited for a “Breakfast with the A.D.” to celebrate their actions both in the classrooms and on the fields.
The G.P.A. Challenge was for the winter season was awarded to the Crusader Girls’ track and Field Team with a G.P.A. of 3.8247. The following members of the Girls’ Track and Field Team were named G.P.A. Challenge winners: Gianna Randazza, Samantha Wagner, Grace Duffy, Lindsey Hofschneider, Jessica Knowles, Yasmine Torres, Katelyn Falke, Kayla Kowalenko, Natalya Torres, Kylee Zawacki, Emma Hilton, Julia Kalynchuk, Shailynn Rapp, and Taylor Turek.
The Best Teammate Award will be given out seasonally to one member from each athletic team that best fits the characteristics of a good teammate. The individuals that receive these awards exhibit upbeat attitudes and outstanding character. They helped influence the…