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Grand River Academy Announces Winter Awards
Grand River Academy Announces Winter Awards
Kelli Jones

On February 28th, students, faculty and staff gathered in the Robert S. Morrison Lecture Center to celebrate the 2017 - 2018 Winter Sports Awards Recipients.


During this special evening, students were recognized for their participation in the Academic Challenge Team, Basketball (JV and Varsity), and Wrestling.


Grand River Academy commends the following coaches, scholars, and student athletes for their dedication, sportsmanship and athletic talents:



ACADEMIC CHALLENGE TEAM

Coach: Mr. Al Kovacik


Participants:
John Bardi

Emmett Claybaker

Chris Hall

Eytan Michaelson

Ben Ramseyer-Gordon

Brandon Williams



VARSITY BASKETBALL


Coaches: Mr. Will Mason & Mrs. Dylan Crowell


Most Valuable Player

Jahlal Wade


Most Improved Player

Garrett Bauhart


Eagle Award

Derrick Able, Larik Swallow


Second Year Letter Winner

Ryan Gallan

Keith Pezanoski


First Year Letter Winner

Derrick Able

Larik Swallow

Garrett Bauhart

Jahlal Wade

Max Neuman

Ben Ramseyer-Gordon


LEC – All Conference

Jahlal Wade – 2nd Team

Derrick Able – Honorable Mention



JUNIOR VARSITY BASKETBALL


Coach: Mr. Jacob Bessman


Most Valuable Player

Parsa Parandakhteh


Most Improved Player

Babacar Ngom


Eagle Award

Bristol Briggs, Ikkei Inoue


Participants

Babacar Ngom

Parsa Parandakhteh

Chase Urlik

Yvan Murara

Bristol Briggs

Ikkei Inoue

Shamir Haider

Teo Johnston

Ben Ramseyer-Gordon

Andrew Arnold

Alex Ladd



WRESTLING


Coaches: Mr. Dan Riddell & Mr. Rick Thomas


Most Valuable Player

Collin Abbott-Westling


Most Improved Player

Trent Wash


Eagle Award

Mikey Lundy, Babacar Ngom


Second Year Letter Winners

Collin Abbott-Westling

Mikey Lundy


First Year Letter Winners

Trent Wash

Connor Callahan-Murphy

Quentin Pohl

Eric Ladd

Babacar Ngom

Tenka Abe

Parsa Pardakhteh

Zhengxiang (Harry) Huang

Participation

Colin Tang

Eden Linton

Haochen Zhang




Parent ‘16

I wanted to reach out to you to express my appreciation for ALL that you and your staff have done for him this year. I have seen such personal growth and maturity in him and I am so grateful...

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