Highland Honors Senior Athletes
The hard work and dedication of 25 Highland High School Huskies were celebrated this month at a special Varsity Athletic Awards breakfast. The ceremony honored seniors who displayed dedication, participation, and sportsmanship in varsity sports.
Athletic Director Frank Alfonso, along with his assistant Elizabeth McLoughlin, presented plaques to the students to commemorate their achievements.
The Sportsmanship Awards honored one senior from each team who embodied fairness, respect, and integrity. Coaches made the nominations. The Letter award honored seniors who have earned eight or more varsity letters throughout their high school careers.
Alfonso encouraged the soon-to-be high school graduates to pursue the things that interest them with gusto. “There are rewards for hard work. Make sure to give everything your all. Don’t look back and regret the things you didn’t get to do. If you want to continue playing sports in college, try out, and don’t be afraid,” he explained.
Kevin Brennie had the sole distinction of earning 12 varsity letters over the last four years at Highland. He played varsity baseball for four years, varsity soccer for three years, varsity football for three years, and varsity bowling for two years.
Brennie said, “Playing sports in high school has taught me perseverance, turning failures into gains, being accountable, and teamwork.” He went on to say, “Playing sports made high school fun. I met a lot of great people over the years. When I was a freshman I met and became friends with many upperclassmen, and now that I am the senior I was able to mentor many incoming freshmen. It’s been a great learning experience.”
Brennie is planning to attend Dutchess Community College this fall and hopes to play on the college’s baseball team.
Join us in congratulating the following student athletes:
- Mia Beck - 8 Varsity Letters
- Kevin Brennie -12 Varsity Letters/Sportsmanship Award
- Arthur Worrad – 9 Varsity Letters/Sportsmanship Award
- She-Ree Mills – 9 Varsity Letters
- Emma DiLascio - 8 Varsity Letters/Sportsmanship Award
- Kayla Feo – 8 Varsity Letters/Sportsmanship Award
- Arianna Ranalli – 8 Varsity Letters/Sportsmanship Award
- Dario DiValentino - 8 Varsity Letters
- Jake Tomanocy – 8 Varsity Letters
- Bradley Acevedo – Sportsmanship Award
- Raymond Bartolotti - Sportsmanship Award
- Jillian Brennie - Sportsmanship Award
- Emily Castellanos – Sportsmanship Award
- Michael Cerniglia - Sportsmanship Award
- Joseph Kiss - Sportsmanship Award
- Brent Kropp - Sportsmanship Award
- Candice McCutcheon - Sportsmanship Award
- Sharee Medina - Sportsmanship Award
- Lauren Pikul - Sportsmanship Award
- Biancarose Piscioneri - Sportsmanship Award
- Lily Precour - Sportsmanship Award
- Nycklas Redenti - Sportsmanship Award
- Max Vidal - Sportsmanship Award
- Dylan Warren - Sportsmanship Award
- Jesse Weaver - Sportsmanship Award
- Arthur Worrad - Sportsmanship Award