Osceola Creek Middle School recently announced its recipients of the 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 a role model for others. This month’s honorees carry high grade point averages as well as play varsity sports.
Boys baseball honored 13-year-old Logan Thomas. “Logan has been a three-year contributor to the baseball team at Osceola Creek,” coach Jay Mermelstein said. “He has continually made the honor roll and been a pillar for the Bears baseball team. Logan is the ultimate team player, and a prime example of a great student.”
Thomas, an eighth-grader, has a 4.60 grade point average. He wants to attend the University of Florida, and wants a career in the sports field, be it sports administration, sports medicine or sports training.
Kendall Baer, 12, was honored in girls softball. “Kendall is a focused student and softball player,” coach Deb Foreman said. “Her skills as a role model in the classroom, and on the field, has been a growing experience for her and good example for others. With her academic ability and attendance at school, she will continue to make a positive impact on her life. With her strong determination, she will continue to strive for her goals and will be rewarded in the future.”
Baer is also a member of the soccer, track and volleyball teams, and has a 5.17 grade point average and perfect attendance. A seventh-grader, she hopes to attend the University of Florida prior to embarking on a career as either a medical doctor or marine biologist.
Supporting the program are Subway, Domino’s Pizza and Burger King, located at Seminole Pratt Whitney Road and Orange Blvd., and Dairy Queen in Royal Palm Beach, which donated free food coupons.
ABOVE: Osceola Creek Principal Nicole Daly, Kendall Baer, Logan Thomas and School Police Officer Sandy Molenda.