By: Ed Weaver / June 2, 2015
The night started off with Matt Rendos, Athletic Director, and Booster Club Vice President President Mike Pietropola addressing the Wellsboro High School auditorium crowd. Pietropola announced the formation of the brand new Wellsboro Sports Hall of Fame, which will induct its inaugural class at Award Night in 2016.
After the crowd was addressed, the Booster Club selected Seniors Paige Carr and Pietropola as winners of the $500.00 Booster Club scholarship. The winner of the Wellsboro Gridders Club $500.00 scholarship was Pietropola.
After the scholarships were announced, all teams were recognized for their accomplishments throughout the 2014-15 season and team MVP's and coaches awards were presented. Following the team introductions, the Booster Club's annual Memorial Awards and Special Awards were presented.
The U.S. Army Reserve Scholar Athlete awards were presented to Seniors Paige Carr and Jack Chambers.
The U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete awards were presented to Emilie Kramer and Nick Levindoski.
The Babe Ruth Good Sportsmanship awards were presented to Seniors Lauren Bleggi and Nick Levindoski.
The School Spirit awards were presented to Seniors Meghan Bodine and Andrew Galloway.
The District IV PIAA Sportsmanship awards were presented to Seniors Jordan Butters and Nick Levindsoki.
The PIAA District IV awards were presented to Seniors Paige Carr and Kieron Smethers.
The Samuel F. McInroy Athletic Award was presented to Senior Nick Marple.
The NTL Senior Student Athlete of the Year awards were presented to Emilie Kramer and Jack Chambers.
The Roger Dibble Memorial Award is given in memory of Roger Dibble who was a varsity wrestler at WHS from 1961-1964. The 2014-15 recipient is Senior Jack Chambers.
The Ray Strykowski Memorial Award is presented to a female basketball player in memory of Coach Strykowski who coached the Wellsboro Lady Hornets. The 2014-15 recipient is Senior Jordan Butters.
The Larue Wilson Memorial Award is presented to a male basketball player in memory of Mr. Wilson who passed away in September 1973. The 2014-15 recipient is Senior Kieron Smethers.
The John Wilcox Memorial Award is given to a member of the varsity football team who has exhibited the desire and the drive to develop fully his playing potential and sportsmanship, and has demonstrated the sincerity and the devotion which truely characterized John's approach to this goal. The 2014-15 recipient is Senior Michael Brostrom.
The Rev. Wade Stewart Memorial Award is given to a member of the varsity football team in memry of Samuel Wade Stewart who served the people of Wellsboro until his passing in 1988. The 2014-15 recipient is Senior Nick Levindoski.
The Laura Grove Patterson Memorial Award is given to the top player of the girls' tennis team in memory of Ms. Patterson who served on the faculty at Wellsboro High School. The 2014-15 recipient is Junior Shyann Foreman.
The Male Athlete of the Year and Female Athlete of the Year awards are given in memory of John Antoine Prevost who was born on May 9, 1935. He lived most of his life in Wellsboro where he is remembered as an outstanding student leader, athlete, and positive example to his school and community. The 2014-15 recipients are Michael Pietropola and Emilie Kramer.
WellsboroAthletics.com would like to congratulate all award winners, athletes, coaches, and teams on a successful 2014-15 sports season.