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Athlete Awards To Honour The Best Students At Ceremony

THE Grand Bahama Sports.com Scholar-Athlete Awards and Scholarship Dinner - presented by Emera and H &L School Supplies and Bookstores - will honour the best primary and high school students in Grand Bahama on April 19 at the Hilton Outten Convention Centre.

In early September, Grand Bahama Sports.com mailed nomination forms to 25 primary and high schools, asking each school’s administrators to select two seniors - one girl and one boy - as top scholar-athletes to vie for $3,500 in scholarships from Emera and H & L School Supplies and Bookstores and other sponsors.

This year, 37 scholar-athletes from 22 schools were selected. The seven senior high school female Scholar Athlete nominees are:

Vashanti Simmons,

Sunland Baptist

Best moment: Breaking the under-17 girls 300m hurdle record in 2013. Favourite food: Spaghetti.

Food I hate: Eggs and oats. Dream: To become a professional athlete and be sponsored by Nike or Adidas.

Datavia Johnson,

St Paul’s

Best moment: Coming second in the 100m last year. Favourite food: Honey barbecue wings. Food I hate: Tomatoes. Athlete I want to meet: Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce. People call me: “Muscle woman” or “legs.”

Jessica Newbold,

Tabernacle Baptist

Best moment: Winning the Under 17 girls 4 x 100m relay but got disqualified. Favourite food: from KFC. Food I hate: Hamburgers. Want to see: The Eiffel Tower, Paris. Athlete I want to meet: Derek Jeter.

Satori Curry,

Eight Mile Rock

Best moment: Losing the last set to Sunland Baptist 15-14 in Volleyball. Favourite food: Like everything especially ribs. Food I hate: Lobster, spinach, broccoli. Athlete I want to meet: Kobe Bryant. Want to see: The Eiffel Tower, Paris.

Naja Brown,

St George’s

Unforgettable moment: Coming last in a race. Favourite food: KFC & Wendy’s. Food I hate: Corn.

Want to travel: To Jamaica. Favourite type of Music: Reggae. Athlete I want to meet: Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce.

Johnnae Lightbourne, Jack Hayward

Best moment: Learned to play volleyball this year, never played before and we did pretty well.

Favourite food: Fettuccine. Food I hate: Pork chops. Athlete I want to meet: Kobe Bryant.

Jessica McBrayer,

Lucaya International

Best moment: Scored my first basket in a basketball this year. Favourite food: Pizza from Marcos.

Food I hate: Broccoli. Place I want to visit: Greece.

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