Osceola Creek Middle School has announced the recipients of its Scholar-Athlete Award for October. The award is sponsored by the school police and honors varsity athletes who also excel in academics, effort, behavior and school spirit, and serve as role models for others. This month’s honorees are both eighth-graders and have perfect attendance, and carry high grade point averages as well as play varsity sports.
Boys baseball honored Cooper King, 14. “One of the pillars of the Osceola Creek baseball team, and scholar athlete, is Cooper King,” coach Jay Mermelstein said. “Cooper pitched, as well as played first base and the outfield, for the Bears. In the classroom, he has a 3.67 GPA. He had a team-best pitching performance in a win against rival Western Pines. Great job!”
King also is on Osceola Creek’s volleyball, basketball and track teams. He is undecided on which college he wants to attend but is set on a law enforcement career with specialty in forensic science.
Cammie Hamilton was honored in girls softball. “Cammie is dedicated to academics and her team,” coach Deb Foreman said. “She is a motivated leader with much support from her family. With her big bright smile and her respectful, calm attitude, she will continue to make a positive impact on her future!”
Hamilton, 13, carries a 3.00 GPA and wants to attend Florida State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine, followed by a career as a small-animal vet.
Supporting the program are Subway, Domino’s Pizza and Burger King (at Seminole Pratt Whitney Road and Orange Blvd.) and Dairy Queen (at Royal Palm Beach and Okeechobee boulevards), which donated free food coupons.
Above: Osceola Creek Principal Dan Frank, Cammie Hamilton, Cooper King and School Officer Sandy Molenda.