Middle School Scholar Athletes

  • MIDDLE SCHOOL SCHOLAR ATHLETES

    2018 -2019



    OCTOBER SCHOLAR ATHLETES

    FEMALE SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE MONTH - Avery Griffin

     Albert Hill Middle School

    Avery Griffin

     

    Miss Avery Griffin. Avery is a 6th grade honor/scholar roll student who is known to her teachers and peers as being bubbly, a social butterfly, athletic and well rounded. She is a member of our lady tiger’s basketball team and also plays basketball for the Bon Aire league. She enjoys playing basketball and cooking in her spare time. Avery also enjoys making and editing videos that can be found on Tick-Tok, playing video games, and hanging out with her friends.

    Avery is an athlete that often participates in volunteer activities. She engages in neighborhood cleanup projects with the most notable clean up task requiring her to pick up tons of nails that were found to be dumped onto her neighborhood streets. She finds it a joy to collect and donate clothing items to Goodwill. Avery also participated in a can food drive at John B Cary. They collected canned food for the needy and assisted with its distribution.

    Avery has received a myriad of awards and accolades pertaining to academics and athletics. She has received awards in basketball on the school and recreation level as well as scholar and honor roll, citizenship and 1st place in the school science fair at John B Cary. She won 2nd place as a member of the Cary basketball team.

     

    MALE SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE MONTH - Kemari Eberhardt

     Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School

    Kemari Eberhardt

    Kemari Eberhardt is a part of the Soccer team, and the Track team, while also being able to show what it is to be a “scholar athlete.” Kemari is from Richmond, Virginia, and is currently in the 8th grade.

    Kemari is a student that struggled through math most of last school year.  Kemari has had low Math scores, coming from the 7th grade level. Kemari was struggling in Mr. Johnson’s Math class in the first half of the 9-weeks. Once he found out his that his Soccer Coach, was also a Math Teacher. He then stop making excuses about his Math grade, and made the efforts to prevail in Math class. He is now currently receiving the help needed in study hall to have a passing grade in Math.

    Kemari has aspiration to go to college, and pursue football as a profession. If football does not work, he plans to rely on school as a backup plan.  

     

    NOVEMBER SCHOLAR ATHLETES

    FEMALE SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE MONTH - Casey Garnett

    Binford Middle School

    Casey Garnett

    Casey Garnett is a part of the Binford Lions’ Soccer, Tennis, and Track Teams, and she has shown what it means to be a “scholar athlete.”

    Casey is an 8th grade student-athlete.  She is a straight A student, with excellent behavior in all of her classes.  All of her teachers say she is a gifted young lady that thrives in everything she does.  She led the soccer team to its first multi-win season in over 5 years.  In track, she won the gold medal for long jump and took home silver in the 1000m.  Last year in tennis, she led the team in wins.

    In addition to being an excellent student-athlete, she is also a member of the Binford Dance Company.  She is set to perform at several events throughout the school year.  In her free time, she is involved with “Build a Better RPS” to try and help improve RPS facilities.  Casey has big plans for the future.  When she leaves Binford, she plans to attend the Appomattox Regional Governor’s School for the Arts and Technology.  From there, she hopes to attend Savannah College of Art and Design.  She hopes to one day be an artist, a published author, and an Interior Designer.

     

    MALE SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE MONTH - Michael Keener

    Albert Hill Middle School

    Michael Keener

    Michael is an 8th grade student who currently plays on our Tigers soccer and track teams. He also plays basketball for the Bon Air recreation team. He previously played tackle football and basketball for Randolph Recreation Center. In his spare time he likes to write, play sports and video games. After high school, Michael would like to attend Ohio State with a major in Forensics.

    Michael shares his time and volunteer talent as a referee at a church basketball league. He also does community cleanup projects in his neighborhood.  Recently he volunteered with food packaging for a Meals on Wheels event in the Cary town area. Michael also volunteered with his community food drive as well as the NJHS sponsored food drive. He finds it a joy to help others.

    Michael is in honors classes where he is known to be a scholar roll student. He has received awards in the areas of honor roll, scholar roll, Paw Pride, and is an NJHS inductee. He was a part of the 1st place RPS district soccer team. While playing for Randolph, he was 4th in the city and for the Hill track team, they won 4th place.

     

    DECEMBER SCHOLAR ATHLETES

    FEMALE SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE MONTH - Aria Johnson

    Albert Hill Middle School

    Aria Johnson

    We at Albert Hill would like to introduce you to our December, female scholar athlete of the month, Miss Aria Johnson. Aria is an 8th grade scholar roll student who is bubbly, sweet and caring. She is an active member of the Albert Hill cheer squad for the past three years. In her spare time, Aria likes to cheer and dance.

    Aria is found to show her passion for service in the many volunteer endeavors that she participates in, in her spare time. She is an active member of the National Junior Honor Society, she takes this membership to heart and shares her gifts and love with others. She has participated in the can food drives, is a Ronald McDonald House volunteer, and serves food with her church family, as part of the food drive for the homeless and or less fortunate in the community. As an active member of the Girl Scouts of America, Aria has assisted with collecting and distributing coats during the annual coat drive, cookie sales and prepared meals for families who are traveling to visit incarcerated family members. 

    Aria has received a myriad of awards and accolades pertaining to academics. For the past few years, she has received awards in scholar and honor roll, perfect attendance, Paw Pride, Citizenship and Miss Congeniality in Cheer award.

     

    MALE SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE MONTH - Damon Thompson

    Binford Middle School

    D. Thompson

     Damon “Little Redd” Thompson is a part of the Binford Lions Basketball Team, and he has shown what it means to be a “scholar athlete.”

     Damon has been a team captain since the 8th grade.  Last year he was the team’s most valuable player.  This year he leads his team in points scored, assists, and field goal percentage.  He is a natural born leader. 

     In the classroom, Damon has been a scholar roll student at Binford since he started.  He has perfect attendance every year.  He hopes to continue making progress in the classroom and on the basketball court.  He someday hopes to go to college with full basketball scholarship.

     Outside of school, he volunteers with FOCUS Inc., and he is a member or Team Loaded.  He has done several fundraisers with both.  Every year he with FOCUS Inc. giving away turkeys for Thanksgiving.  When he does have free time he enjoys helping his little sister play tennis.

     

    JANUARY SCHOLAR ATHLETES

    FEMALE SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE MONTH - Shale'on Brown

    Binford Middle School

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    Shale'on is  an 8th grade student and is also a member of the Cheerleading team. Shale'on shows extreme work ethic not only in the classroom but also during practices and games. She is a leader in the classroom and to the other cheerleaders. Not only is she an honor roll student, but she has perfect citizenship as well. She is dedicated to improving her craft and goes above and beyond to seek opportunities that will allow her to grow as a student and a cheerleader. Her positive attitude is to be commended, and she is an asset to the Binford Squad!

     

    MALE SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE MONTH - Cole Hartley

    Albert Hill Middle School 

     C. Hartley

    Cole is a 6th grade scholar/honor roll student. His teacher and peers describe him as being kind, playful and energetic.  He currently plays on our Tiger’s basketball and soccer teams. Cole also plays for the Bon Aire basketball team, RBA West baseball team, and will be playing spring soccer for the Richmond Kickers.

    Cole also participates in many community service endeavors. Over the summer he participated in Harvest of Hope where they gleaned potatoes that were donated to homeless shelters and food pantries in Richmond City. He also participated in community clean-up efforts in his neighborhood.

    Cole is in all honors classes where he is known to be an honor/scholar roll student. He has received awards in the areas honor and scholar roll, perfect attendance, and a myriad of sports awards.

     

    FEBRUARY SCHOLAR ATHLETES

    FEMALE SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE MONTH -  Ayanna Shannon

    Henderson Middle School

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    Miss Ayanna Shannon has displayed a great amount of courage and confidence to participate in a new sport. She has decided to participate in tennis for the first time in her sports career. She is a 6th grade honor roll student here at Henderson. She has displayed all of the qualities that we strive for from our student athletes here at Henderson. She plans on running track in the spring too. We look forward to great things to come from this young student athlete.

     

    MALE SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE MONTH - Javeon Sydnor

    Franklin Military Academy

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    Cadet Javeon Sydnor is a seventh grade student-athlete at Franklin Military Academy. Mr. Sydnor is an outstanding student and athlete, but most importantly—a great person! Anyone who first meets Mr. Sydnor immediately notices the respect he exhibits for himself and others. He is a very caring, committed, and compassionate young man. Javeon has a passion for learning—in the classroom and on the playing field—that is shown through his willingness to consistently seek help to enhance his academic skills as well as his athletic skills. Javeon recently earned Honor Roll for the 2nd nine-weeks and semester. In addition, he received a Citizenship Award for his excellent character. Javeon loves all sports and lists football, basketball, and tennis as some of his favourites. He aspires to become a professional athlete or become an engineer. Franklin is honored to have Cadet Sydnor represent our school and community.

     

    MARCH SCHOLAR ATHLETES

    FEMALE SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE MONTH -  Allanah Hicks-Thompson

    Henderson Middle School

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    Allanah Hicks-Thompson has been a pleasure to add to the Henderson sports programs. This young lady had no prior experience with the sport of tennis and to see her commit and not miss one practice is a story of hope and determination. She has been an outstanding student in her classes according to her teachers. Everytime she is seen in the hallway she is always a beacon of positivity and a joy to add to the athletic program here at Henderson. We look forward to a very bright future on and off the court, the Williams sisters better be on alert for the future. 

     

    MALE SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE MONTH -  Alexander Rizzi

    Binford Middle School

     

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    Alexander Rizzi is a part of the Binford Lions’ tennis team, and he has shown what it means to be a “scholar athlete.”  Alexander is an eighth grade student and first year tennis player.  Even though he is a first year tennis player, he has made his importance felt on the tennis team.  He was the district’s number one ranked tennis player.  He plays tennis for Binford and for Richmond’s recreation and parks’ team.  In addition to tennis he also enjoys basketball.  Not only is Alexander a phenomenal tennis player, he is an outstanding student as well.  He currently has straight A’s and outstanding citizenship.  He is also a member of the Junior National Honor Society.  Next year Alexander will be attending Open High School.  He will playing tennis for Thomas Jefferson High School.  He hopes to one day be a professional tennis player.

     

    APRIL SCHOLAR ATHLETES

    FEMALE SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE MONTH - Tatyanah Wright

    Franklin Military Academy

    T. Wright

     Tatyanah Wright has been an important member of the Franklin Track program for two years. Last week she contributed to Franklin’s first place finish in the city-wide track meet scoring points for the team running the second leg in the girls 4x100 meter relay. She also placed highly in the 100m and 200m run. In previous meets she has scored points in the 300m race. Tatyanah has the best attendance record on the team for year-long practices from September-April. Tatyanah also serves an important leadership role on the team, leading stretches and assisting in teaching younger members on the team how to master skills such as baton passes. Outside of track practice, Tatyanah is an exemplary student who has recently received awards in citizenship as well as accolades for her grades. Tatyanah also has been accepted into the National Junior Honor Society chapter at Franklin Military Academy for her acts of scholarship, service, leadership, and good character. Students like Tatyanah are exemplary representations of the archetypal “Scholar-Athlete”

     

    MALE SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE MONTH - Owen Bishop

    Albert Hill Middle School

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    We at Albert Hill would like to introduce you to our male, April scholar athlete of the month, Mr. Owen Bishop.  Owen is a 7th grade student who currently plays on our Tigers’ tennis teams. He also plays baseball for Richmond Little League. He is described by his peers as being outgoing, while his teachers describe him as being focused. He describes himself as being competitive. In his spare time Owen likes to play video games and play outside with friends.

    Owen is an athlete that engages in community service as a way to give back. He recalls participating in the park clean up at the Forest Hill Park. He also donates gently used clothing to the Good Will of America.

    Owen is enrolled in all honors classes where he is known to be a scholar roll student. He has received awards in the areas of honor roll, scholar roll, and perfect attendance. We has received awards from the Richmond Little League for his continued participation in the program for the past 8 years.