CLARK, NJ - On Thursday, February 20, the Arthur L. Johnson Athletic Department held a breakfast in honor of the 2019 Fall Athletics G.P.A. Challenge winners.  For the second consecutive year the Crusader Field Hockey Team took captured the honor. The event, sponsored by the Athletic Department, was held in the school cafeteria.

Each season the ALJ Athletic Department awards the team that finishes with the highest overall G.P.A. with certificates, their team name memorialized on a plaque in the school and a breakfast with the school’s Athletic Director Gus Kalikas.   According to school officials this is intended to celebrate their actions both in the classrooms and on the courts.

This season’s field hockey team had a collective grade point average of 4.039, even higher than last year’s winning average.  The winners of the 2019 Fall Seasonal G.P.A. Challenge and members of the ALJ Field Hockey team are:

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  • Angela Aromando
  • Devyn Calas
  • Gianna Caldiero
  • Gia Colicchio
  • Peyton Collings
  • Heidi Compton
  • Tatum Dobbins
  • Emma Hilton
  • Michelle Kukan
  • Courtney Marano
  • Nicole Randazza
  • Tara Starita
  • Taylor Turek
  • Victoria Venezio
  • Grace Warnick

“The Athletic Department is extremely proud of all the members of the Field Hockey Team. The team was able to balance athletics and academics at the highest level, not only competing in the State Tournament in the Fall season but also excelling in the classroom, which is evident by the cumulative G.P.A. of 4.039 that the team held throughout the season,” said Kalikas.  “The G.P.A. Challenge was a result of years of hard work, not only by the girls, but by our Head Coach, Katrina Poskay, as well. They are a model of what it means to be a student athlete and the Clark School District is proud of all of their accomplishments.”

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