Students honored for exemplifying what it takes to be student-athlete

June 20, 2019 11:27 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) -- Students who are not only considered role models, but have high GPAs and a stellar attendance record were recognized Thursday. 

The Rochester Board of Education awarded students who have been named "Student Scholars" by the Rochester City Athletic Conference. 

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RCAC selects one male and one female athlete every month who truly exemplify what it takes to be a student-athlete. 

All those awarded must achieve an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher, have a 93 percent attendance rate and act as a true role model for others in their school. 

"I grew up in a house where education was first so I always had to make sure my grades were right in order to play any other sport... that was one key to it. Also, just the determination I had to be able to get a scholarship and keep my grades up was there," said Djeynaba Thiam, scholar-athlete.

The full list of student-athletes who were awarded are as follows: 

  • Shardae Cooper - Rochester Early College 
  • Samuel Jackson - Rochester Early College 
  • Chaz Washington - East 
  • Makkarah Ramsey - East 
  • Djeynaba Thiam - Edison 
  • Michael Ciepluch - Edison 
  • Nasir Lynn - Franklin 
  • Sally Pollock - Franklin 
  • Haylander Candelario - Leadership Academy for Young Men 
  • Shahrod Holt - Leadership Academy for Young Men 
  • Christian Ramos - Monroe 
  • Angela Bautista-Perez - Monroe 
  • Ethan Nerau-Schreiner - NE High School 
  • Tayjeria Brown - NE High School 
  • Ali Haji - RIA 
  • Gay Doh Htoo - RIA 
  • Nygel King - SOTA 
  • Urenesis Burgos - SOTA 
  • Alia Nguyen - Wilson Comencement 
  • Ricky Gamble - Wilson Comencement 
  • Jazmine Breedy - WOI 
  • Raia Weathers - WOI 


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