More than 100 student-athletes were honored during Westbury High School's 2009 Winter Athletic Awards Night. The well-attended program, held at the high school, recognized the dedication and achievements of student-athletes from the boys junior varsity and varsity basketball; girls junior varsity and varsity basketball; boys varsity bowling; girls varsity bowling; varsity cheerleading; boys varsity swim; boys varsity track; girls varsity track; and varsity wrestling teams.

Director of Athletics Doric Capsis thanked Superintendent of Schools Dr. Constance R. Clark-Snead, central administrators, the board of education and building administrators who have worked collaboratively with the district's athletic department in building a strong athletic program that emphasizes the priority of academics.

The evening also featured guest speaker Albert Handy, Westbury High School Class of 2004 alumnus and an accomplished athlete. Handy played varsity sports at_ Westbury High School, with the following honors: football - All County 2003; Nassau All-Star 2003; Golden 11 Award recipient in basketball - All Conference (2002, 2003, 2004); Reid Robeson Scholar Athlete (2002, 2003, 2004); baseball, track - All County (Triple Jump - 2004). He is a Middlebury College Class of 2008 graduate, where he was a double major in economics and sociology, and played on Middlebury's basketball team (2004-2008) and, in 2008, the team had the most wins in the school's history. Handy is now an operations specialist with the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation. His outstanding achievements were quite inspiring to Westbury High School student-athletes.

The Westbury School District's Athletic Department congratulates all students-athletes and coaches who participated this winter season, with special commendation to the students who were awarded All Conference and/or All County honors. In addition, during the ceremony, students from each team were presented with special awards in recognition of their outstanding efforts. These included:

MVP Award: Paris Abrams
MIP Award: Tyrece Redd, Sheldon Hagigal, Brian Hailey
Dragon Award: Lamard Herron

MVP Award: Timothy Quashie
MIP Award: Edwin Jean Baptiste
Dragon Award: Hugh O'Brien

MVP Award: Marlene Ricketts, Philana Nedd
MIP Award: Alisa Ashford
Team Spirit Award: Gloria Quintana
Lady Dragon Award: Kendra Little

MVP Award: Naja Bomani
MIP Award: Lovely Dard
Lady Dragon Award: Jaelyn Morgan

MVP Award: Ismael Sorto
MIP Award: Nahun Ramirez & Wesley King
Grappler Award: Andre Brooks
Dragon Award: Chris Abraham, Idwelson Elmonus, Hercules Mezier, Cardonel Georges, Luis Ferrufino

MVP Award: Shelby Kilgore, Christina Davis
MIP Award: Meagan Davis
Lady Dragon Award: Rachel Ulysse

MVP Award: Tanya Khoury, Diana Joseph
Lady Dragon Award: Marie Toussaint

MVP Award: Mackendy Mathieu MIP Award: Giordan Walker
Dragon Award: Mike Cherry

MVP Award: Track - Eric Banks; Field - Lutalo Boyce
MIP Award: Track - Franklin Turcios; Field - Chrisrichard Jean-Baptiste
Dragon Award: Jabari Redd, Jean Saint Germain, Owen Skeete
Rookie Award: Stephen Walker
Spirit Award: Jean Saint Germain, Rani Nimblette
Coaches Medal Award: Romain Saint Germain

MVP Award: Track - Laura Barthelemy
MIP Award: TRACK - Iasia Benymon; Field - Jillian Horne
Lady Dragon Award: Jameila Grant, Marthe Alcide
Rookie Award: Lynda Kizwana Nicholson
Spirit Award: Enez Shemeka Antoine, Frederha Burks Coaches Medal Award: Wideline Millien

MVP Award: Shana Wiley, Vanessa Payne
MIP Award: Shanice Corbin
Lady Dragon Award: Cytasia Pressley
Dragon Award: Marvin Johnson

MVP Award: Williams Hawkins, Moises Chacon
MIP Award: Isaiah Cangro
Dragon Award: Kevin Ellis, Adalberto Arias Logo
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