Scholar Athlete 2017-2018

  • October Scholar Athletes

    Male Scholar Athlete of the Month ~ Albert Hill Middle School

    Alex Seabury

    Alex Seabury

    We at Albert Hill would like to introduce you to our male, scholar student athlete of the month, Mr. Alex Seabury. Alex is an 8th grade student who is described as being an intelligent, athletic and diligent worker in both areas of academics and athletics. He currently plays on our Tiger’s Soccer and spring track team. He also runs in various 5K & 10k events and plays tennis for Westwood Club. He also does climbing for Peak Experiences and swims for Westwood Swim Team.  He enjoys training for races, reading and playing the X-Box in his spare time.

    Alex enjoys assisting others. He engages in a myriad of volunteering activities with his church, Reveille United Methodist Church. There he engages in Caritas donation drives and engaged in activities with the homeless children such as playing games and feeding the homeless families. He participates in Feed More of VA and Stop Hunger Now events across the city. As President of the National Junior Honor Society, he assist with coordinating several community service events such as the food drive. They completed plastic mats for the homeless event that sponsors mats for homeless as well as a shoe drive. These donations are used to benefit homeless children, men and women in central Virginia.  

    Alex has won many honors. Academically, he received the Scholastic standout for 5th grade at Mary Munford. He has made straight A’s for his ENTIRE academic career. Alex has received the Best in class award for all content areas for the 2016-2017 school year. He won second place for the Science fair last year and 3rd place in the 6th grade. He was an active member of the RPS district champion 1st place soccer team for the past two years. He won the championship swim meet for the JRAC division.

    Female Scholar Athlete of the Month ~ Binford Middle School

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    Arshae Jackson

    Arshae Jackson is a part of the Binford Lions Girls’ Basketball Team, and she has shown what it means to be a “scholar athlete.”

    Arshae is a 7th 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.  . 

    In addition to being an excellent student, she is an amazing athlete.  She is the captain of the undefeated Binford Lions’ Basketball team.  She leads by example on and off the court.  She is the team leader in almost every statistical category.  She hopes to one day play basketball in both high school and college.

     

     

     

    November Scholar Athletes

    Male Scholar Athlete of the Month ~Binford Middle School

     

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    Damon Thompson

    Damon is a part of the boys' basketball and track teams, and he has shown what it means to be a "Scholar Athlete." 

    Damon is a 7th grade student-athlete, and he is an honor roll student.  He has outstanding citizenship in all of his classes.  He is well like by all of his teachers, classmates, coaches, and teammates.  He works just as hard in the classroom as he does in athletics.  When he his not studying or doing homework, he is usually running or spending time on the basketball court.  He is one of the fastest runners on the Binford Lions' Track Team.  On the basketball team, he is the starting point guard.  Last year he was among team leaders in points and assists.  Outside of Binford, he enjoys playing AAU basketball and spending time with his family.  After high school graduation, Damon plans on attending college with a basketball scholarship.

    Female Scholar Athlete of the Month ~ Albert Hill Middle School

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    Olivia Whitbeck

    Olivia is an 8th grade honor/scholar roll student who is creative, intellectual and kind. She is a member of the Albert Hill Soccer Team. “Liv”, as she is affectionally known, also plays for the Richmond Kickers Soccer team and Score Richmond, an indoor soccer team. Last year she played Futsal with Own Touch RVA. Liv performs with Host of Sparrows as an aerial silks performer. In her free time, she loves to dance, act and play soccer.

    Olivia participates in several volunteer activities. She volunteered for the Richmond Street Art festival. She is a continued volunteer for Caritas for which she assist with setting up shelters and feeding the homeless. Liv volunteered for the Holocaust photo project through the Tide water Holocaust Federation. Liv is also a continued participant in the Minds in Motion where she serves as an ambassador. She performs in various festivals and hospitals. She also participates in the culminating productions with the 4th graders at the Carpenter Theatre. Olivia participated in the RVA river cleanup day as well as the annual Albert Hill cleanup projects. She has donated a plethora of items to Goodwill to help others in her community. Liv initiated and raised $1,300.00 on a Go Fund Me account to raise money for a program called SPARC to assist with funding their live art programs. This live art program is for children with and without special needs that immerses the students into arts classes and programming with a large scale production in June to include national recording artist. She also sits on the student ACE board for the SPARC program. She has been volunteering at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond for the summer for the past 2 years. She recently went to her pervious elementary school, Mary Munford, to teach 5th graders about ball room dancing.  Lastly, she volunteers her time to assist with Planned Parenthood town hall meetings.

    Olivia has received a myriad of awards and accolades in the areas of academics and athletics. For the past few years, she has received awards in honor & scholar roll, Paw Pride, for two consecutive years, & outstanding student in the area of Language Arts. She was the co-captain of the soccer team this year and valued member of the 3 year gold winning Hill soccer team.

     

    December Scholar Athletes

    Male Scholar Athlete of the Month ~ Albert Hill Middle School

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    Heath Anderson

    We at Albert Hill would like to introduce you to our male, scholar student athlete of the month, Mr. Heath Anderson. Heath is an 8th grade scholar roll student. He is described as being friendly, intelligent and joyful. He currently plays on our Tiger’s Soccer and Albert Hill running club. He also plays on the Richmond Kickers Team and as a main hobby in his spare time.  He enjoys relaxing, watching ESPN and playing video games during his spare time.

    Heath engages in a myriad of volunteering activities. As a member of the National Junior Honor Society, he assist with coordinating several community service events such as the food drive, and spear headed a district wide soccer drive to benefit students within RPS who did not have appropriate soccer material. He was able to collect hundreds of items that went to all middle and some elementary schools throughout the district. He volunteers at the teacher supply store where he assist teachers locating and packing free items for their classroom use. Heath also assisted with collecting plastic bags to donate to create plastic mats for the homeless. These mats are to benefit the homeless. He also participated in a shoe wide show drive. These donations are used to benefit homeless children, men and women in central Virginia.  

    Heath has won many honors. He won second place for the Science fair in 6th grade and 1st place on the 7th grade level. He is the proud recipient of the Tiger pride award for the past two years and scholar/honor roll for his entire middle school career. Heath won MVP for the Albert Hill Soccer team for this school year. He was an active member of the RPS district champion 1st place soccer team for the past three years.

    Female Scholar Athlete of the Month ~ Binford  Middle School

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      Anaya Jackson

    She is a part of the Binford Lions Cheerleading squad, and she has shown what it means to be a “scholar athlete.”

     Anaya is an 8th grade student-athlete.  Her peers picked her to be student-athlete of the month.  She is a straight A student, with excellent behavior in all of her classes.   In addition to being an excellent student, she is an outstanding cheerleader.  She was voted team captain.  Outside of school, she has been a part of the majorette competitive dance team.

     Next year Anaya plans on attending Thomas Jefferson High School.  She plans on continuing to be a cheerleader through high school and into college.  She wants to pursue a business degree, and one day hopes that she will even own her own business.

     

    January Scholar Athletes

    Male Scholar Athlete of the Month ~ Albert Hill Middle School

    January male scholar athlete

    Davin Cosby

    We at Albert Hill would like to introduce you to our male, scholar student athlete of the month, Mr. Davin Cosby. Davin is an 8th grade student who is described as being a very respectful, athletic and laid back young man. He currently plays on our Tiger’s Boys’ Basketball team. He also plays baseball for Richmond Little League. He enjoys playing video games and working out in his spare time.

    Davin enjoys volunteering and helping others. He volunteers to assist with the Red Cross Angel Tree project as a donation sorter and file names of persons listed as recipients.  As a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi League, Daven engages in many volunteer activities. They pass out water during the 5K and collect items for Thanksgiving baskets for needy families. He is an active participant with feeding packed meals the homeless at William Fox Elementary. Davin is a youth usher at Sixth Mount Zion Church. As an active member he assisted with cleaning in the Jackson Ward neighborhood and the Mount Market on Saturdays. This volunteer work is performed twice annually. Davin assisted athletics with the Hoops for Hearts campaign where we raised in excess of our school goal. All proceeds went to the American Heart Association. He also participated in the Cancer Awareness benefit were 100% of those proceeds went to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

    Davin has won many honors. Academically, he received awards in the areas of honor roll student, citizenship, perfect attendance, Paw Pride. He recently won 4th place in the Fire Prevention Essay contest. This was out of over 100 participants from various schools within the district. He was the Most Improved for the boys’ basketball team for the 2016-2017 school year. He won 2nd place for the 2016-2017 baseball season. Davin was the recipient of the game ball. As a member of the Carmax basketball league, Davin lead his team to a first place victory for the 2015+-2016 summer term

    Female Scholar Athlete of the Month ~ Binford  Middle School

     

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    Jacqueline Dobbins

     Jacqueline Dobbins is a part of the Binford Lions Cheerleading Cheer Squad, and she has shown what it means to be a “scholar athlete.”  Jacqueline is a 6th grade student-athlete.  She stands out in just about everything that she does.  Even though she is in the 6th grade, she has become one of the standout cheerleaders on the cheerleading squad.  Her coaches say she is a delight to have on the team, and she is a very hard worker. In the classroom, she is an honor roll student with perfect citizenship.  She already has big plans for her future.  She plans on attending Appomattox Regional Governor School.  From there she plans on going to Yale to pursue a degree in medicine.  She hopes to one day be a doctor.  When she is not studying, she enjoys performing with her church choir.  She has volunteered with her family to feed the homeless.  She enjoys bringing joy to everyone.

     

    February Scholar Athletes

    Male Scholar Athlete of the Month ~ Binford Middle School

    Feb. Male Scholar Athlete

    Ervin Brown

    Ervin is a part of the Binford Lions Boys’ Basketball team, and he has shown what it means to be a “scholar athlete.”  Ervin is a student that struggled through math most of last school year.  Coming in to this school it was much of the same.  Ervin began speaking with the boys’ basketball coach at here at Binford.  Ervin said to the coach, “I really want to play basketball this year.”  Coach Ricks pulled Ervin’s grades.  Ervin had a D in Math which made him ineligible for basketball season.  Coach Ricks informed Ervin of this.  At this time Ervin realized what he needed to do.  He started working extra hard in math, even seeking extra help.  Each day he would practice with the basketball team. He knew he could not play first semester, but he knew if he could get his grades up, he could play in at least 2 games second semester.  That is exactly what he did.  He now has a B in math, and nothing below a C in his other classes.

     Ervin now has plans to attend UCLA on an athletic/academic scholarship after attending Thomas Jefferson High School.  He hopes that one day he can practice sports medicine.

     

    Female Scholar Athlete of the Month ~ Albert Hill Middle School

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    Marty Halloran

    Marty is an 8th grade honor/scholar roll student who gets along well with her teachers and peers. She is described as being smart, competitive, and a leader. She is a valuable member of the Tiger’s Track & Soccer teams. There, she is known to be very competitive and strives to show her winning spirit during every game. In addition to school sports, Marty plays soccer for the Kickers recreation team. In her spare time, she loves to read and engage in outdoor activities with family and friends.

    Marty is an athlete that often participates in many volunteer endeavors. As a member of the River Road Church, she assisted with the Caritas event where the homeless are invited to spend a week residing at the church. During this time she assist with feeding, and game time events with the attendees. During Christmas time, she participated in a program that collects toys for children who have incarcerated parents. They deliver the items and read books to the kids. As a member of National Junior Honor Society, she participates in school beatification projects on several weekends. She also assist with collecting  plastic bags for the use of making mates for the homeless. They also collect shoes and non-perishable food items as well. 

    Marty has received a myriad of awards and accolades pertaining to academics. For the past few years, she has received awards in scholar & honor roll, 2nd place overall for the indoor track meet in the 300m relay. In the 4x4 relay she was a participant on the districts 2nd place team. She was/is a part of the 1st place district soccer and track teams.

     

    March Scholar Athletes

    Male Scholar Athlete of the Month ~ Albert Hill Middle School

    Male Hill Scholar Athlete March

    Cole Didato

    Cole is a 7th grade honor student. He currently plays on our Tiger’s Boys’ Basketball Team . He has also plays for Richmond Little League and on the IYG traveling baseball team. His peers describe him as being athletic, tall and funny. In his spare time, he really enjoys playing baseball and playing video games.

    Cole is a part of the Albert Hill community Civic Engagement group. As a member, he assist with developing programs to combat bullying and with creating social awareness of issues that pelage our youth. He prides himself on being a part of the Hill Running club and participates in many events such as the 10K. He will be participating in the event which is slated for April 14th.  He loves being able to donate items to charity especially toys and other items that he is no longer in need of.    

    Cole is in honors classes where he is known to be an honor /scholar roll student. He has received awards in the areas of honor roll, honorable mention for Science fair in the Biology category, and Paw Pride. In the area of athletics, he has received many championship awards., while playing for Richmond Little League and the traveling baseball team.

     

    Female Scholar Athlete of the Month ~ Binford  Middle School

    Female winner March

    Casey Garnett

    Casey is a part of the Binford Lions soccer, track, and tennis teams. She has shown what it means to be a “scholar athlete.”

    Casey is a 7th grade student-athlete.  She is a straight A student that seems to excel in everything. Her teachers say she is intelligent, sweet, and caring.  In fall track, she led the team in medals.  She was one of the event’s top female athletes.  In tennis, she led her team in wins, and she was one of the top tennis players in Middle School Athletics.  Outside of school she plays for the Richmond Kickers.

    In addition to being an excellent student-athlete, she is also a member of the Binford Dance Company.  She has performed at numerous events throughout this school year.  She is involved with “Build a Better RPS” to try and help improve RPS facilities. As a 7th grader, she already 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.