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The students below have been nominated to receive the Janney Montgomery Scott High 5 Leadership Grant.
If selected they will receive a $1000 scholarship and their school will receive a $250 donation. The program is in its fifth season and has had many noteworthy and proud past achievers. Each student was selected for their athleticism on the court but HIGH 5 stands for much more. The four remaining qualities are: Leadership and teamwork (on and off the field), Scholastics and Community Service. Cast your vote for the student athlete that you feel deserves this award.
Noah Arciero (Saratoga)
Teamwork and leadership: I have played an interscholastic sport since seventh grade, including soccer, basketball and lacrosse. I have always been a hard worker and supportive team member. This year, I was the co-captain on my basketball team. I was a leader through my actions more so than through my words because i have always believed that actions speak louder than words. I worked hard on the court during both games and practices. I hoped to inspire my teammates to do the same. I know that we have to play together to secure a win and I did whatever I could each game in an attempt to achieve that.
Academics: I have maintained a B average (overall GPA 86) while playing 2 sports each year. I played 3 sports my freshman year. While it has been a challenge at times to achieve high academic standards, I remain dedicated to doing my best and striving to be a better student. I have set a goal of playing basketball in college so i understand the importance of maintaining good grades.
I scored well on my SAT’s (750 Math) and look forward to the academic challenges of college. I plan to study business with the goal of obtaining my MBA. I hope to be admitted into a strong academic institution where I will also be able to play basketball.
Community service: Each year I have helped purchase presents for underprivileged kids enrolled in the Empty Stocking Project. I know how meaningful it is to receive my own gifts during the holidays so I want to bring that same sense of joy and happiness to other young kids who don’t have this opportunity. I think its important to do the right thing for other people.
I want to thank Look TV for this nomination, I am honored and grateful for this recognition.
Felicia Buser (South Glens Falls)
Being a memeber of a large family, teamwork is a common trait I have picked up and find very important. Everyone has a committment to contribute to a team but not everyone is able to respect it. I respect teamwork whether it be when I am working at Dunkin Donuts, doing chores at home, a group project at school or volunteering my time at a soup kitchen. Through teamwork I have strengthen and continue to grow as a leader on and off the court. I love spending my time assisting at baskebtall camps with the younger girls or on a school committee during the marathon dance. because of my strong dedication I have been able to do well with my academics and some day hope to become a dentist.
Joe Cremo (Scotia Glenville)
Jillian Davis (Queensbury)
Thank you for considering me for the High 5 Leadership Grant. It is a great honor to be considered for this award and would be a tremendous financial help toward my college tuition. I believe I would be a good recipient of this award because I feel I possess valuable leadership qualities. As a team captain for basketball and soccer at QHS, I have always felt it important to lead by example both on and off the field. Demonstrating good sportsmanship, integrity, character and consideration for others are qualities I have been taught and try to live my life by. I am very lucky to have had a great education at QHS, with teachers, coaches and many of my teammates who I consider best friends, who also share these ideals. “Giving back” is also very important to me. I’m a counselor/coach in the Youth basketball program and UNYAA where I teach soccer skills to children with Autism and Disabilities. I was also a member of the Queensbury Youth Court Jury and actively volunteer in Relay for Life, Power of Pink Cancer Awareness and Dollars for Scholars program. I’m also a member of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and Spanish Club.
Brandon Fischer (Shenendehowa)
Being a good athlete contributed to my nomination, but I deserve the Janney Award for many reasons. I believe in teamwork on and off the court; making sacrifices to make our team better. Leadership is another quality I strive to achieve. I earned a starting spot on the varsity team my sophomore year after moving from Seattle, WA. In the classroom I strive to do my best in every class. Without good grades I have no future. Community involvement is important. I volunteer at church and school to help others. Vote for me, Brandon Fischer, more than just an athlete.
Brittni Sardina (Fort Edward)
As a student athlete, I try to incorporate as many extracurricular activities as possible. I participate in volleyball, basketball, and softball. these three sports take up a lot of my time, although I enjoy them very much. When school is over I continue my summer basketball career with AAU basketball and summer league. I was one of the captains of my volleyball team, and I carried that along with me into the basketball season. Sports require dedication as well as hard work and I am lucky to have such great teams that work hard to achieve our goals. I try my best to give 110% on and off the court and give that much effort towards respecting my teammates. along with sports I am also involved in the yearbook committee, student council, chorus, and I am president of my class. Throughout my high school career I have contributed in Operation Santa Clause, coat drives, recycling projects, and can drives. In the past I have also volunteered time to help coach kids in youth basketball and volleyball camps. When it comes to my education I always go to my teachers for extra help if needed. I am grateful for the opportunities that I have had over these past four years. They include being league champions three times, going to sectionals three years, and being a semi state finalist last year in basketball. I have also had the honor of winning league for volleyball my senior year. While experiencing all these great moments, I have been able to share them with my best friends. They have carried me on my way and I am proud to have them by my side. I am lucky to have had the chance to experience all these many wonderful opportunity’s and also to be surrounded by so many of my friends and family that have helped me to become the person I am today.
Joel Wincowski (Lake George)
My name is Joel Wincowski and I am a junior at Lake George High School. I am a member of the National Honor Society and maintain a 92 average. As team captain, I have dedicated myself to the challenge of leading by example both on and off the court. I model leadership physically, academically, and in my relationships with others. I am dedicated to supporting the youth in our community through various volunteering opportunities that helps nurture and develop well rounded individuals. I believe that we lead by example, and I do all I can to set the bar high.