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Belle Vernon Area honors senior student athletes

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The Belle Vernon Area Athletic Department recently announced its list of senior athletic award winners. The winners included, above in the front row from the left, Kelcie Sztroin, Cori Krempasky, Jessica Slagus, Natalie Bashada, Molly Gauden, Heather Wells and Lauren Kovalchuk. In the back are Joe Simsic, Adam Ferita, Seth Manack, Matt McCloskey, Hal Perry, Tyler McCullough, Jesse Kallam and Alan Robinson.

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By The Valley Independent
Thursday, April 25, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

The Belle Vernon Area Athletic Department honored the school's senior athletes during the annual Senior Athletic Awards Banquet at the Willow Room in Rostraver Township.

All of the school's senior athletes were given awards and several seniors were given special awards.

The special awards included:

•Richard Dolfi Award (football) to Tyler McCullough.

•John Granish Award (boys soccer) to Alan Robinson.

•Thomas Flook MVP Award to Lauren Kovalchuk.

•Tom Zubritsky Heart of Courage to Heather Wells.

•Delance Stanley Award (boys basketball) to Jesse Kallam.

•Sasha Zuro Basketball Scholarship to Jessica Slagus.

•Chris Williams Memorial Award (baseball) to Joe Simsic.

•Mike Fenyar Memorial Softball Scholarship to Molly Gauden.

•James Weir Memorial Award to Kelcie Sztroin.

•Ryan Moravec Memorial Track & Field Award to Matthew McCloskey and Jessica Slagus.

•U.S. Marines Student Athlete Award to Seth Manack (male) and Natalie Bashada (female).

•U.S. Army Student Athlete Award to Adam Ferita (male) and Cori Krempasky (female).

•Inspiration Award to Hal Perry.

In addition to the presentation, National Student Athlete Day was observed and all student athletes with a GPA of 3.0 or above received a certificate from the National Student Athlete Day Foundation.

The awards were presented by the various varsity coaches, along wth BVA Athletic Director Jesse Cramer.

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