June 8, 2023

Avery Burns and Kyra Smith.

Kyra Smith and Avery Burns have been named this 12 months’s Mid-Hudson Athletic League (MHAL) Senior Scholar-Athlete Award recipients from Onteora Excessive College (OHS). The awards, that are given to 1 feminine and one male pupil from every college within the League, are based mostly on educational advantage and athletic efficiency.

Avery, who ranks twenty sixth in his class, has performed varsity golf, wrestling and baseball throughout his time at Onteora. His athletic honors embody serving as captain of the wrestling and golf groups and incomes fall athlete-of-the-year honors. He was a finalist within the 2022 Part 9 Wrestling Championships, positioned fourth at Sectionals in 2020, and was additionally a member of Onteora’s division-winning groups in golf (2019 and 2020) and wrestling (2022). He’s a member of the College Athletic Council. He has been named a Mid-Hudson Scholar-Athlete for each season since seventh grade.

Avery’s group service consists of volunteering for his church. “I’ve supplied 30 yearly hours of group service for 4 years by my church,” he says, explaining that his volunteer duties have included cleansing and sustaining church grounds and doing vacation searching for households in want. He additionally participated in a trout launch for an area membership, and serving to out with a yearly cleanup of an area cemetery. He plans to attend SUNY Delhi, the place he’ll pursue a bachelor’s diploma in building administration.

Kyra, who ranks twenty ninth in her class, has earned seven varsity letters as a member of Onteora’s basketball, subject hockey, and observe groups. This 12 months, she captained the sphere hockey and basketball groups.

When she’s not enjoying sports activities or doing schoolwork, Kyra can typically be discovered at an area restaurant, the place she has labored for the reason that age of 14. Beforehand, she volunteered at her city’s summer season camp. Within the fall, she will probably be attending SUNY New Paltz, the place she plans to main in Advertising Administration and minor in Early Childhood Schooling. “I don’t plan on being on a sports activities crew, however I could presumably play membership subject hockey as a result of I do know I’ll miss enjoying a sport,” she says.

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