Patrick Henry High School athletes were also among those recognized at Tuesday’s Roanoke School Board meeting. See our first recognitions installment here, which chronicles the talents of some would-be Bobby Fischers. The school’s girls volleyball team and boys and girls cross country teams were recognized for their championships. (Superintendent Rita Bishop even nabbed a significant recognition Tuesday.)
The girls volleyball team won the Northwest Region Championship this year and also won the Western Valley District for the seventh consecutive year.
Several players were also recognized for their individual accolades. They are:
– Caroline Brailsford, who was named Player of the Year for the region and a co-MVP of the district. Caroline was also Virginia’s female recipient of the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award, which honors students’ performance on the field, in the classroom and in the community.
– Sarah Miller who was named first team all region and a co-MVP of the district.
– Morgan Robison, who was named to the second team all region and defensive player of the year for the district.
– Abby Wolpert, who was named to the first team all district.
And where would a team be without a coach? The board also recognized Patty Sheedy, who was named district and regional Coach of the Year.
Board members also congratulated the Patrick Henry boys and girls cross country teams for winning their district championship.
Alina Woodford led the girls team with a second place finish in the district, and a sixth place finish in regionals. Zach Padget won the boys competition.