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Female Nominees: 
Samantha Luke – St. Catherine of Siena – Pom
Samantha juggles multiple things in her life. Pom, competitive dance, school work, working at the Providence Park Hospital, etc. She is always at practice, puts in her all, and is a great leader to our first year team. Samantha is also a team captain and is a positive role model to the team. She always has a smile on her face, helps her teammates in whatever way necessary, and knows how to manage her time well. I am excited to see what she continues to do for the team this season, and in her bright future after SCA.

Ellie Bowman – Garden City – Basketball
Ellie, a point guard for the Cougars Varsity basketball squad, is working really hard to help the team succeed this season, after not being able to play her Junior year. She strives to better herself and her skills. Ellie most recently put up 9 point for a win over Edsel Ford.

Anabelle Haberkorn – Pinckney – Swimming / Field Hockey
Annabelle Haberkorn represented the Swim and Dive this weekend when she competed at the MHSAA Division 2 girls swimming state meet held at Oakland University. Annabelle broke her own record in the 200 Individual Medley with a time of 2:10, placing 7th and collecting an All State honors. She also competed in the 500 freestyle event where she dropped 12 seconds off her time and placed 11th overall. This is the second time this season Annabelle has been recognized as an All State athlete. She is a dual sport athlete that also earned All State honors in field hockey this fall.

Kaitlyn Vallimont – Clarenceville – Basketball
Kaitlyn is one of the hardest working players on our team and she is only a Sophomore! She is constantly fighting for rebounds, both offensively and defensively, and does not back down. Kaitlyn has been a huge part of our offense in the first few games of our season this year. She is currently the leading scorer on the team with 29 points in just 4 games.

Lily Morrissette – Farmington – Basketball
Lilly is the hardest working girl in the gym. She is the driving force on defense and is the engine that keeps the girls going. Her work ethic is unmatched. Lilly is averaging about 13 rebounds per game.

Anna Fernandez – Plymouth Christian – Basketball
In 4 games in December, Anna is averaging 16.3 points per game, 7.0 steals per game, 6.5 rebounds per game, and 5.0 assists per game.

Lydia Donnelly – Canton – Pom
Lydia is a 3-year Varsity Pom MAPP All-Star. Being only a Junior, Lydia has many good qualities about her that make her a great candidate for student-athlete of the month. She is the most respectful athlete I’ve ever coached. When given corrections she always responds with a thank you and works to fix that correction immediately. Lydia always works hard at practice and has a positive attitude that is contagious to others. She cares about doing well in everything she does which makes her a well rounded individual and very easy to coach. Lydia lights up a room with her personality and genuine self. Outside of pom, she is involved in many activities including, UNICEF, PCEP interact club, link crew and is currently the class of 2021 student council President. She does all of this while maintaining good grades and being a crucial part of our team’s success.

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Male Nominees: 
Gavin White – Pinckney – Cross Country
Gavin lead the Pinckney cross country team this year. He Placed 20th in Division 1 state meet with a time of 15:58.5 to earn All-State honors.

Kyle Jackson – Farmington – Hockey
Kyle is one of, if not the, best leaders Farmington Hockey has ever seen. Kyle not only inspires the players around him, but coaches and opponents as well. As a natural born vocal leader, Kyle had to learn to lead by example. This season he is continuing to make tremendous strides to improve his strength, endurance, and skills to make him a leader on the ice, in the locker room, and on the score sheet. 3 goals as a defensemen in 8 games

Jaden Akins – Farmington – Basketball
Jaden is averaging 31.5 ppg through 2 games. He had 26 points in a win vs Wayne Memorial and a career high 37 points, shooting 9 of 11 from 3pt in a loss to CMA last Thursday. Jaden currently has offers from Michigan St, Northwestern, Missouri, Mississippi St, Iowa and interest from several other Division I schools.

Nathan Etnyre – Plymouth Christian – Basketball
Nathan is off to a fantastic start to the 19/20 season, averaging an impressive17 points per game in the first three games of December.

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