The Rotary Club of Shoemakersville-Leesport presented Sportsmanship Awards to students from Hamburg High School and Schuylkill Valley High School on Monday, May 20 at Hossís Restaurant in Leesport. This year was the 27th consecutive year the club has made Sportmanship Award presentations.
Student-athletes receiving this award epitomize the nature of the Rotary Four Way Test: (1) Is it the truth?, (2) Is it fair to all concerned?, (3) Will it build goodwill and better friendships? and (4) Will it be beneficial to all concerned? In other words the athletes selected must have exhibited such qualities as compassion and concern for others, desire to help others, fair play, honesty, willingness to sacrifice and overall sportsmanship.
Receiving the Sportmanship Awards this year were Tara Klee from Hamburg and Breanne Sisco from Schuylkill Valley.
Tara is the daughter of Ted and Nina Klee of Hamburg. She was a member of the field hockey, basketball and softball teams. Other school activities included: Lifeline club, historian officer and LISA (Leadership In Student Athletes), and yearbook publications. Career plans include attending the University of Massachusetts where she will major in business and play softball.
Breanne is the daughter of Ronald and Joanne Sisco of Mohrsville. She was a member of the volleyball, basketball and softball teams. Other school activities included: marching band and jazz band. She also served as a CCD teacher. Career plans include attending East Stroudsburg University where she will major in criminal justice in hopes of becoming an addiction counselor.
Zena Edwards Lutz, assistant basketball and softball coach at Hamburg High School, and Natalie Buch, Schuylkill Valley softball pitching coash, informed the club members as to why Tara and Breanne were deserving of the awards.
Submitted by Rotary Club of Shoemakersville-Leesport.