Written by Observer Staff, email@example.com Friday, 27 December 2013 00:00
A crop of nine young Massapequans were recently honored by Kellenberg Memorial High School for noteworthy acheivements in drama and sports. The students, in different grades at the school, were all recognized for continually going above and beyond in their chosen field.
Massapequa Park resident and Kellenberg junior, Austin Nalaboff was a lead in this year’s Kellenberg Memorial Drama Club Production of “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.” Austin was chosen from dozens of students to play the supporting role of “Gaston” where he performed in three shows to over 2,000 people.
Freshman Chris Love was named most valuable player on the boys cross country team. The coaches chose the Massapequa resident for his exceptional contributions. The same honor went to Massapequa resident and sophomore Mackenzie Miller, who was named most valuable player on the girls junior soccer team. Coaches also named Kylie Roberts, a sophomore, a most valuable player on the girls junior varsity soccer team as well.
Coaches named sophomore and Massapequa resident Sophia Nemeth as the most improved player for the Kellenberg girls junior varsity soccer team. Nemeth’s hardwork on the field set her apart and highlighted a noteworthy season for the athlete. Also on the soccer field, sophomore Meghan Connolly, a Massapequa resident, was awarded the junior varsity commitment award for her outstanding effort and devotion to the team. Coaches said her actions at practice and in competition netted her the award.
Meanwhile, Massapequa resident and freshman Jessie Brower was award the most improved player award for the Kellenberg girls junior varsity volleyball team. Brower‘s effort over the course of the season has set her apart as an athlete worthy of recognition for her improvement.
In boys soccer, Massapequa resident and Kellenberg sophomore Trevor Sheridan was honored with the Commitment Award for his outstanding effort and devotion to the boys junior varsity soccer team. And Ryan Romeo, a Massapequa resident and junior, received the Commitment Award for his on the field dedication to the boys varisty soccer team.