Osceola Creek Middle School recently announced its recipients of the Scholar-Athlete Award for April.
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 while playing varsity sports.
Boys volleyball honored Lewis Gray, 14, an eighth grader.
“It is my pleasure to nominate Lewis for the Scholar-Athlete Award,” coach Shayne Sanderford said. “This is Lewis’ second year on the volleyball team. He is a tremendous athlete and is an intricate part of the team. He hustles on the court and off. Not only is he maintaining a 4.72 GPA, but he is also a member of the OCMS jazz band and is a member of the drama club. I am very proud to have Lewis represent OCMS as one of our scholar athletes.”
Gray, who has perfect attendance for the school year, wants to attend the University of Florida’s College of Medicine as a prelude to a career as a doctor.
Track and field honored Anna Pfalz, 14, and Adam Hall, 13.
“It is with great pleasure that I nominate Anna Pfalz for Scholar-Athlete of the Month,” said Athletic Director Judy DeCosta, the girls track coach. “As a member of the Osceola Creek Middle School girls soccer, volleyball and track teams, she has demonstrated hard work, leadership and determination. Pfalz placed third in the high jump at the West Regional Track Meet and will represent Osceola Creek in the Palm Beach County Middle School track meet. Pfalz demonstrates great success in the classroom by maintaining a 3.44 GPA. We are extremely proud to have Anna Pfalz represent Osceola Creek Middle School as Scholar-Athlete of the Month.”
Pfalz, an eighth grader, is undecided on a college, however she is set on a career in real estate.
Boys track coach Tony Bugeja said that Hall is a hard-working athlete. “He is always willing to put in the extra work and that is also true with his academics,” Bugeja said. “We are honored to have Adam on our team. We look forward to a long future with him here at Osceola Creek.”
Hall, a sixth grader, is maintaining a 4.94 GPA. Undecided on a career path, Hall has decided that he wants to attend Florida State University.
Supporting the program are local restaurants, including: Subway, Domino’s Pizza, McDonald’s, the Loxahatchee Ice Cream Company, Burger King and Dairy Queen, which donated free food coupons.
ABOVE: Principal Nicole Daly, Anna Pfalz, Adam Hall, Lewis Gray and Officer Sandy Molenda.