This release was submitted by Dr. Laila Machado Colicchio.
Congratulations to Alyssa Colicchio and Lauren Mulvihill, 6th grade cheer, Luke Giltner, 6th grade football, and Jennifer Casalino and Alexandra Dorey, 8th grade cheer. The five Kumpf Middle School students participate in Pop Warner and were chosen as First Team for Pop Warner Eastern Region Scholar Athletes. Out of 1,927 applicants who were submitted from 5 states, they were among the top 35 cheer and top 35 football who were chosen.
These athletes qualify only if they have a 96% or higher grade point average. In addition, they take into consideration the students participation in clubs, groups, volunteer work, community service, etc.
They will receive a certificate and medal at the awards banquet on March 24, 2013 at the Woodcliff Hilton in Woodcliff Lakes, NJ. They should be very proud of their accomplishments, with over 50,000 children participating in Pop Warner's Eastern Region, they were selected to be part of a very elite group.
This is Alyssa's and Lauren's second year winning this award. They are also considered for National Scholastic Honors.