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Karabinos, Grindall named Amity Athletes of the Year

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Jun 102013
 

Amity Athletes of the Year 2013, David Karabinos and Dana Grindall

Amity Athletes of the Year 2013, David Karabinos and Dana Grindall

Sunday was a big night for Amity athletes at the 57th annual Block A Dinner and Athletic Award Presentations at Grassy Hill Country Club in Orange.

Swimmer Dana Grindall and Track & Field star David Karabinos were named Athletes of the Year.

Along with the student awards and scholarships, four new people were added to the Amity Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame. They are: Brad Chernovetz, class of ’93; William Ryan, class of 1983; Alison (Egnaczyk) Sammons, class of 1998 and Bob Orgovan in recognition of 40 years of support to the students and athletes of Amity High as a coach and faculty member.

In addition, recipients of the following Amity Coaches Association Awards are:

Outstanding service: Betty Kelley

Coach of the Year: Jessica Belden – Girls Outdoor Track

Assistant Coach of the Year: Mike Cofrancesco – JV Basketball

The Booster Club Service Award went to Janet Walker

The SportsCenter of CT/SCC Scholar Athlete of the Month Recipients – March 2013

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May 052013
 

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Following is a press release from the SCC:

Thirteen student-athletes from seven high schools, including two exemplary Amity athletes, have been named The SportsCenter of Connecticut/Southern Connecticut Conference Scholar Athletes of the Month for March.

Now in its seventh year, The SportsCenter of Connecticut/SCC Scholar Athlete of the Month program will honor outstanding young men and women each month during the 2012-13 academic year.

“Many thanks to the Sports Center of Connecticut for its support of the SCC and the Scholar Athlete of the Month program,” said SCC Commissioner Al Carbone. “This conference has been proud of its success for the last 18-plus years, and to be able to recognize outstanding young men and women who demonstrate the desire and ability to succeed solidifies what the SCC is all about.”

Student athletes who are selected must be a varsity letterwinner and have a 3.0/B average while demonstrating leadership qualities such as: being a positive role model; helping teammates overcome adversity; showing a commitment to self-improvement; or putting the needs of the team before themselves.

Sports Center of CT/SCC Scholar Athlete of the Month recipients and receive a certificate, commemorative tee-shirt and a SportsCenter of Connecticut activity pass.

The two Amity SportsCenter of Connecticut/SCC Scholar Athletes of the Month for March 2013 are:

Kate Simon

A member of the Spartans track and field team, Kate Simon has been a standout performer on the track and in the classroom. Kate has set numerous shot put records in her high school career and recently won the shot put competition at the 2013 SCC Indoor Track Championship.

In addition to being ranked in the top ten percent of her class, Kate is a member of the National Honor Society, National Latin Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, and National Spanish Honor Society.

Amity Regional athletic director Paul Mengold said, “Kate is just a quality person and student. She has been a pleasure to have competing for Amity Regional.”

David Karabinos

A member of the Spartans’ track and field team, David Karabinos has been a superb performer in the classroom as he currently ranks in the top ten percent of his graduating class. David has performed equally as well for the Amity track team.

In a recent quad meet, David won the 110 meter hurdles, long jump, high jump, and triple jump to lead the Spartans to victory.

In June 2011, David was the winner of CIAC Decathlon Championship, showing his versatility in a number of events.

Congratulations Kate and David!