Osceola Creek Honors Student Athletes

Osceola Creek Middle School recently announced the recipients of its Scholar-Athlete Award for February. The award is sponsored by the school police and honors varsity athletes who also excel in academics.

Boys basketball honored team captain Jon-Paul Hartz, 14. “Jon-Paul has maintained an ‘A’ average with perfect conduct in his classes, all while playing and starting at times for the boys basketball team at Osceola Creek,” coach Pete Pagliaro said. “Jon-Paul is impressive in both the classroom and on the court.”

Hartz is maintaining a 4.33 grade point average while also playing on Osceola Creek’s soccer and volleyball teams. Hartz, an eighth grader, is a member of the National Junior Honor Society. He wants to attend the University of Florida as a prelude to an engineering career.

Aneeshea Cason, 12, who is home-schooled, was honored in girls basketball.

“It is with great pleasure that I nominate Aneeshea Cason for Scholar Athlete of the Month,” coach Judy DeCosta said. “As a member of the Osceola Creek girls basketball team, she has demonstrated hard work, leadership and determination. Aneeshea is a full-time FLVS student with a GPA of 5.00. Most importantly, Aneeshea strives for excellence on and off the court. She plays both the piano and the viola and is a member of the National Achieves Society. Aneeshea also demonstrates outstanding sportsmanship and kindness toward others. Because of all these wonderful qualities, she will be a great cardiologist one day.”

Riley Bresnahan, 13, is an eighth grader carrying a 5.20 grade point average.

“Riley Bresnahan is not only a scholar athlete, she is most likely to succeed in anything she does,” girls soccer coach Tony Bugeja said. “She has helped lead this year’s team to its best record in school history. She is a mentor to all of the younger girls on this team. She has been a wonderful captain and has excelled on and off the field.”

Bresnahan wants to attend an Ivy League university, or the University of California at San Diego before entering a career in medicine or politics.

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

ABOVE: Principal Nicole Daly, Aneeshea Cason, Jon-Paul Hartz, Riley Bresnahan and School Police Officer Sandy Molenda.