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Prep athletes honored with scholarships

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 Schifino Alonso: Brandon Hawkins, Erin Brzezinski Armwood: Nick Feely, Jada Spano Berkeley Prep: Chris Williams, Corey Salzer Blake: Raymond Price-Murray II, Le’Area Wilkerson Bloomingdale: James Wiehle, Annie Barrett Brandon: Kevin Norstrem, Jaida Lee Brooks-DeBartolo: Brenden Rivera, Markesh Thomas Chamberlain: Trajan Rodriguez, Lindsey Hagberg Durant: Ryan Sullivan, Sydney Robinson East Bay: Michael Riley, Nicole Lock Freedom: Zachary Romp, Sandra Akachukwu Gaither: Ja’mari Cord, Daisy Santos Hillsborough: Jeremiah Green, Malikah Nash Jefferson: Robert Portugues, Kayla Cassato Jesuit: J.J. Weir King: Eric Chao, Carroll Hardy Lennard: Tyler Sierra, Jessica Langrud Leto: Taylor MacDougall, Michelle Jimenez Middleton: Marcelino Medermos, Allease Riggins Newsome: Lars Benner, Brianna Jackson Plant: Kyle Groh, Emma Donahue, Caroline Gibson Plant City: Dillon Kirkland, Savannah Lawson Riverview: Tyler Downey, Kaitlyn Killebrew Robinson: Richard Yau, Deliah Autry Sickles: Zainelabdin Fator, Sarah Hartman Spoto: Christopher Cioffi, Kyria Perez-Serrano Steinbrenner: Tyler Bess-Lima, Justice Thigpen Strawberry Crest: Matthew Orberle, Megan Reed Tampa Catholic: Brian Stepanski, Sheila Ramos, Carissa Mastrorio Tampa Prep: Adam Pearlman, Kathryn Krueger Tampa Bay Tech: Jamaruz Thomkins, Sydney Bexley Wharton: Jackson Fuchs, Samantha Lawrence
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