ALJ Spring Athletic Awards
5/14/2019 12:22 AM

On Monday, May 13, 2019, the Arthur L. Johnson Athletic Departmentheld their 2019 Spring Athletic Awards. The evening, sponsored by the CrusaderAthletic Booster Club, was held in the Arthur L. Johnson High Schoolauditorium.


All the Spring Athletic Teams and their seasons werehighlighted by their coaches while handing out letters and awards to thestudent athletes. Over 131 varsity athletic letters were handed out throughoutthe evening, as participation in athletics at Arthur L. JohnsonHigh School continues to grow.


The program continued with the Student Athlete Award, whichwas presented by the Athletic Director of Arthur L. Johnson High School, Mr. GusKalikas. The Student Athlete Award is given out each athletic season to astudent athlete that is not only a champion on the field, but in the classroomas well. The 2019 Spring Student Athlete award recipient was Joshua Hill 4.2411 G.P.A.


The Crusader G.P.A.Challenge is awarded each season to the team that finishes with the highestoverall G.P.A. amongst athletic teams seasonally. They will be presented withcertificates, have their team memorialized on a plaque, and be invited for a “Breakfast with the A.D.” to celebratetheir actions both in the classrooms and on the fields. For the first time since the award was created two teams finished withidentical 4.01 G.P.A.s. The 2019 Spring Seasonal G.P.A. Challenge recipientsare the Girls’ Spring Track & Field Team and the Boys’ Tennis Team. Membersof the Girls’ Spring Track & Field Team: Sarah Sceptowski, GiannaCaldiero, Gia Colicchio, Carly Tarentino, Julia Kalynchuk, Shailynn Rapp,America Renteria, Gina Rizzuto, Taylor Turek, Jenna Wiese, Paige Kelly, KaylaKowalenko, and Natalya Torres; Boys’Tennis Team: Matthew Cassidy, Seth Guzman, John Juzefyk, Jacob Mallik,Anthony Neyra, Kyle Perednia, Christopher Warnick, Brandon Costa, RaymondTorres, Kyle Briscese, Robert Lukasiewicz, Andy Zheng, Anthony Bogash, CodyDowning, Toan Le, and Ethan Nobre.


The evening continued with the announcement of the BestTeammate Award winners. The BTAs were: Baseball – Patrick Grady, Golf – DanielBurns, Lacrosse – Christian Ferrao,Softball – Bailey Rosenmeier, Tennis– Andy Zheng, Boys’ Spring Track& Field – Matthew Kowalenko, Girls’ Spring Track & Field – GinaRizzuto.


The evening culminated with the announcement of the TeamMost Valuable Players. The MVPs were: Baseball – Stephen Harrington, Golf – JosephBencivenga, Lacrosse – Brandon Hund,Softball – Victoria Zatko, Tennis – Robert Lukasiewicz, Boys’ Spring Track& Field – Jack Delaney, Girls’ SpringTrack & Field – Carly Tarentino.

The Athletic Director, Gus Kalikas, had this to say aboutthe event: “The Spring Athletic Awardswas a wonderful event that allowed the administration, teachers, coaches,parents, and student athletes a chance to reflect on a wonderful spring athleticsseason while honoring our student athletes for their remarkableaccomplishments. Our teams, coaches, and student athletes continue to raise thebar both in the classrooms and on the athletic fields and the Clark SchoolDistrict could not be more proud of their performance this past spring athleticsseason.”

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