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Student-athletes recognized at annual athletic awards ceremony

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Individual award recipients stand on stage
Andrew Chiappazzi

Several student-athletes went home with scholarships and special recognition at the Woodland Hills High School athletic awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 24.

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Several student-athletes went home with scholarships and special recognition at the Woodland Hills High School athletic awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 24.

The annual celebration of the year's exploits on the court, on the field, in the pool and more featured a handful of individual awards that were presented to student-athletes in the Class of 2023.

Abigail Mroz and Ryan Powers were the recipients of the Mitchell P. Harmon Memorial Scholarship Foundation Scholar Athlete Award. The Caileigh Lynn McDowell Foundation scholarship was presented to Moriyah Chancey and Abigail Mroz. The Play4Mae Foundation Scholarship was awarded to Justin Meyer, Cierra Guest, Shanier Pinkney, Shaniyah Herring and Kayla Walter.

Jack Rattigan and Annelise Hanson were presented with the United States Army Distinguished Athlete Awards, while Ethan DeCrosta and Madeline Lockman received the United States Navy Outstanding Student Athlete Awards, and Noah Nutcherson and Sofia Nestico received the United States Marine Corps Scholar Athlete Awards.

Elijah Kline and Kayla Walter were named the Scholar Athletes of the Year, Abigail Mroz and DreShawn Sanders were recognized as WPIAL Scholar Athletes, and Yves Agbodoh, Jada Schifino, Cierra Guest and Justin Meyer received the Sportsmanship Award.

Girls basketball coach Von Pitts was recognized as the Woodland Hills High School Coach of the Year.

Every athletic program at the high school was also recognized at the ceremony. As each team gathered at the front of the auditorium for a photo, Ms. Margie Rehm relayed a list of team and individual accomplishments from the 2022-23 school year. Four-sport and three-sport athletes were each individually recognized, as were those tabbed as Outstanding Athletes and those receiving Scholar Athlete Awards for seniors who achieved at least a 3.0 grade point average.

Individual award recipients stand on stage
Student award recipients stand on stage
Student award recipients stand on stage
Student award recipients stand on stage