Osceola Creek Honors Scholar-Athletes

Osceola Creek Middle School recently announced the recipients of its Scholar-Athlete Award for December.

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 carry high grade point averages and play varsity sports. December’s honorees are both eighth graders.

Girls volleyball honored Nalani Starcher, 13. “Nalani is an outstanding athlete as well as student,” coach Shayne Sanderford said. “This is her first year playing volleyball, and she was one of our starting setters. She is also an amazing young lady who will succeed in anything she does. She will be a great addition to any sports team, and I am very proud to have had her on my team.”

Starcher is carrying a 5.13 GPA and has perfect attendance. In addition to volleyball, she is also a member of the school’s track and soccer teams, and is a member of the Coach for Kids club. She has been honored with the Principal’s Award and was the Female Athlete of the Year as a seventh grader. She wants to stay in Florida for college and is leaning toward FSU or FAU, followed by a career as a pediatric dentist.

Tristan Howell was honored by the boys soccer team. “Tristan is a huge part of our team,” coach Tony Bugeja said. “Tristan is a positive role model to everyone around him. He will truly be missed as part of the Osceola Creek Soccer Program.”

Howell carries a 3.25 GPA and is also a member of Osceola Creek’s track team. He is undecided on a career, but wants to attend the University of Florida.

Supporting the program are Subway, Domino’s Pizza and Burger King, located at Seminole Pratt Whitney Road and Orange Blvd., and Dairy Queen at Royal Palm Beach Blvd. and Okeechobee Blvd., which donated free food coupons.

ABOVE: Principal Nicole Daly, Tristan Howell and Nalani Starcher