A group of 11 exceptional Huntington High School athletes was presented with Section XI Gold Key awards at the 51st Blue Devil Senior Athletic Awards Banquet in Louis D. Giani Gymnasium.
The Gold Key is the highest honor a Suffolk athlete can receive for sports participation, according to Huntington Director of Athletics Georgia D. McCarthy. This year’s Blue Devil recipients include Colette Baron, Hadley Clayton, Sophie Dellecave, Paige Lennon, Edward Maleszewski, Meagan-Elise Malone, Haley Mortell, Keily Rivas, Alyssa Sorensen, John Tucker and Erika Varady.
Huntington Superintendent James W. Polansky formally presented the awards to the recipients. The Gold Key is a county award emphasizing participation in interscholastic athletics while recognizing proficiency in performance. The award is presented in every Suffolk high school to students who have lettered in eight seasons on varsity or junior varsity teams between their sophomore and senior years
“This year’s Gold Key recipients have proven themselves both in the classroom and on the field,” Mr. Polansky said. “Further, they have served as great teammates, friends and ambassadors to the Huntington school community. We continue to take great pride in their accomplishments. Terrific things lie ahead for each of them!”
The group posed for a photo with Mr. Polansky to commemorate the occasion and the senior’s respective achievement.