2019-2020 CRAIG WHITE SPORTSMANSHIP AND SERVICE AWARD WINNERS
SCHOOL NAME: Old Mill
SPORTSMANSHIP WINNING TEAM: Field Hockey
COACHES NAME: Heather Arnold
REASON TEAM WAS SELECTED:
The Old Mill Field Hockey team has continuously shown Sportsmanship. Old Mill had its first Cross Country Meet this year at Old Mill. Coach Arnold led all of the players to stop practice early to cheer on all the runners. This showed the players that it is important to recognize and cheer on others. The field hockey team attends multiple events by other teams. They participate in the spirit days that the football team hosts. The field hockey team hosted a play day with Unified Tennis where both teams played games and had snacks. If you ever stop by a field hockey practice where the girls are doing conditioning or running, you will here multiple cheers encouraging each other. You might also see the girls coming together and running with the last girl so she is not finishing alone. The Old Mill Field Hockey team portrays sportsmanship.
SERVICE AWARD WINNING TEAM: Cross Country
COACHES NAME: Chelsea Hauswirth
REASON TEAM WAS SELECTED: Cross Country
The Cross Country program at our school consists of 42 athletes. In the past, we would participate in one community service activity, however this year we wanted to do more. The team was separated by graduating class and each one had to create, organize, and follow through with their own community service project. This way the community would be impacted more, each class could choose something they were passionate about, and there was more opportunity for leadership roles. The freshmen class was led be Keane Mallet who organized a feeding the less fortunate event at a local church. The kids helped bag groceries, load them into shopping carts, and even learned how to shuck corn. They had a great time and realized they had a lot to be greatful for. The sophomore class was led by Chloe and Trishelle Weed, both active environmentalists. They chose to help clean a local beach of trash. After three hours of walking, they picked up 13 full bags of trash off Jonas and Anne Catherine Green Beach (a “trash free” beach). The junior classes project was “Spread the Warmth” and led by Gavin Trimper. They collected and donated gently used, laundered hats, scarves, mittens, and gloves to donate to Severn Elementary School students in need of cold weather gear. And lastly, the senior class was led by Hannah Titus. Their idea was to get involved in the school community by running a Race a Senior booth at the homecoming carnival. They asked for donations and used the proceeds to purchase items for the Queen Elizabeth Home for Children fundraiser being completed by ALC. All in all, our program was very involved in the community and the kids learned a lot from their participation.