Osceola Creek Middle School Honors Student-Athletes

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

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.

Girls volleyball honored Caitlin Simpson.

“It is with great pleasure that I nominate Caitlin Simpson for Scholar Athlete of the Month,” girls volleyball coach Shayne Sanderford said. “As a first year member of the OCMS volleyball team, she has demonstrated hard work and determination. With a little practice and experience, she will become a force to be reckoned with. She not only shows hard work on the court, but also in the classroom by maintaining a 4.00 GPA. I am very proud to have Caitlin represent OCMS as one of our scholar athletes.”

Simpson, 14, an eighth grader, wants to attend Florida State University. She is undecided between a career as a cardiologist or a meteorologist.

Boys soccer honored Seth Howell.

“Seth Howell is an outstanding young man on and off the field,” boys soccer coach Tony Bugeja said. “He is one of the most dedicated players to our program. He helps lead his fellow teammates with a very humble attitude. It is my joy to see him selected for this award.”

Howell, 13, is a seventh grader. He is carrying a 5.33 GPA. He wants to attend the University of Florida, then embark on a career in professional soccer or help run the family pest control business.

Supporting the program are Subway, Domino’s Pizza, McDonald’s, Loxahatchee Ice Cream Company and Burger King, located at Seminole Pratt Whitney Road and Orange Blvd., and Dairy Queen at Royal Palm Beach and Okeechobee boulevards.

ABOVE: Osceola Creek Middle School Principal Nicole Daly with Caitlin Simpson, Seth Howell and Officer Sandy Molenda.