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Prep athletes honored with scholarships

Published: May 17, 2013
The first “Heart of a Champion’’ scholarships were awarded Wednesday night at a ceremony at the A La Carte Pavilion.The $1,000 scholarships were presented to a male and female athlete from each of Hillsborough County’s 27 public high schools and also to six private schools.The scholarships, provided by Bob Gries Jr., recognize young athletes in the Tampa Bay community who have demonstrated what “heart” is all about.Here is a list of those honored:Academy of the Holy Names: Amanda SchifinoAlonso: Brandon Hawkins, Erin BrzezinskiArmwood: Nick Feely, Jada SpanoBerkeley Prep: Chris Williams, Corey SalzerBlake: Raymond Price-Murray II, Le’Area WilkersonBloomingdale: James Wiehle, Annie BarrettBrandon: Kevin Norstrem, Jaida LeeBrooks-DeBartolo: Brenden Rivera, Markesh ThomasChamberlain: Trajan Rodriguez, Lindsey HagbergDurant: Ryan Sullivan, Sydney RobinsonEast Bay: Michael Riley, Nicole LockFreedom: Zachary Romp, Sandra AkachukwuGaither: Ja’mari Cord, Daisy SantosHillsborough: Jeremiah Green, Malikah NashJefferson: Robert Portugues, Kayla CassatoJesuit: J.J. WeirKing: Eric Chao, Carroll HardyLennard: Tyler Sierra, Jessica LangrudLeto: Taylor MacDougall, Michelle JimenezMiddleton: Marcelino Medermos, Allease RigginsNewsome: Lars Benner, Brianna JacksonPlant: Kyle Groh, Emma Donahue, Caroline GibsonPlant City: Dillon Kirkland, Savannah LawsonRiverview: Tyler Downey, Kaitlyn KillebrewRobinson: Richard Yau, Deliah AutrySickles: Zainelabdin Fator, Sarah HartmanSpoto: Christopher Cioffi, Kyria Perez-SerranoSteinbrenner: Tyler Bess-Lima, Justice ThigpenStrawberry Crest: Matthew Orberle, Megan ReedTampa Catholic: Brian Stepanski, Sheila Ramos, Carissa MastrorioTampa Prep: Adam Pearlman, Kathryn KruegerTampa Bay Tech: Jamaruz Thomkins, Sydney BexleyWharton: Jackson Fuchs, Samantha Lawrence