Written by Mineola American Staff Thursday, 26 December 2013 00:00
The Mineola Physical Education department recently named Valerie Fischer and Doug Hale the Physical Education Students of the Year Award. The awards were presented at Mineola’s awards dinner at the Crest Hollow Country Club, in front of a crowd of over 500 attendees.
Both Fischer and Hale are part of the physical education leadership program at Mineola High School. After spending their junior year studying skills and traits of what makes a good leader and understanding how to motivate a group. they are now, as seniors, leading classes of ninth-grade students in physical education.
Fischer and Hale are very active members of the school community. She is coming off of an impressive volleyball season during which she was named an All-County player. Fischer is also a standout softball player and is the team’s captain, a member of the marching band, student organization, stage crew and Red Cross club.
Hale is a varsity soccer team captain and a member of the winter and spring varsity track teams. He is the president of the Key Club, a volunteer in the service center, a member of the student organization and National Honor Society student.