WARREN, NJ - Some 20 Watchung Hills Class of 2017 Warriors who will be continuing their athletic careers at the collegiate level were recognized on Thursday at the school.
Joined by friends and family members as well as some of their coaches and WHRHS Director of Athletics Chris Van Vliet, the students gathered in the Media Center after school.
And they are:
Kevin Sylvestri- Baseball, George Washington University
Tyler Kulisz- Baseball, William Patterson
Dylan Murphy- Baseball, Westchester
Greg Shanahan- Cross Country/Track, Muhlenburg College
Jesse Delello- Cross Country/Track, Richard Stockton University
Ryan Martins - Country/Track, Nebraska
Brooke Stanicki - Fencing, Johns Hopkins
Dominic Heise- Fencing, NJIT
Chelsea Semper- Field Hockey, Swarthmore
Taryn Rotondo- Field Hockey, Kean University
Lamar Evans- Football, Sacred Heart
Michael Montecalvo- Football, New Haven
Nick Ugarte- Football, Muhlenburg College
Alexa Ferreira - Girls soccer, Rutgers
Melanie Cunha- Girls soccer, Montclair State
John Dardis- Swimming, Fordham University
Kevin Flynn- Swimming, Bucknell
Krysta Garcia- Swimming, Monmouth Uinversity
Sydney Wilcenski- Volleyball, Loyola University
Marc Larson- Wrestling, Gettysburg College
As students leave their buildings for the last time before Summer vacation, the students show a variety of emotions - relief and happiness that the school year is over and Summer fun can begin.
But to some, the leaving is bittersweet because they are leaving for other destinations-other schools, other states, and other teams. And for those playing fall sports, some of them will be leaving for college just a few days after high school graduation.