Mt. Pleasant Area's Liprando, Toohey nominated for Driscoll awards
Mt. Pleasant Area Junior-Senior High School principal Ken Williams and district athletic director David Capozzi have nominated two senior athletes for the 58th annual Judge John J. Driscoll Excellence Awards — seniors Luke Liprando and Jordan Toohey.
Driscoll, a Westmoreland County Juvenile Court judge, the county's 18 athletic directors and the Driscoll committee, reviewed this year's candidates recently and voted on the 12 finalists, as well as the male and female winners, which will be announced at the banquet to be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Ferrante's Lakeview Lounge in Hempfield.
Nominees must participate in one varsity sport, maintain a grade point average of 3.5 and finish in the top 20 of their graduating classes.
Toohey and Liprando are both three-sport athletes at Mt. Pleasant, and both will compete at the collegiate level come fall.
Toohey will attend St. Francis University where she will major in business and play on the women's soccer team.
“It means a lot to me to be selected, because it is rewarding me for all my hard work knowing that people notice my success,” she said. “But I wouldn't have achieved this nomination without the support of my parents, coaches and the administration for being there for me when I needed it the most.”
Liprando will attend Bucknell University where he will also major in business and will play on the school's football team.
“I feel I achieved the nomination by working hard both academically and athletically, because from a young age my parents made sure they stressed the importance of academics first and athletics second,” he said.
John Poole is a contributing writer for Trib Total Media.
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