Greater Utica Sports Hall of Fame announces scholarship winners
The Greater Utica Sports Hall of Fame has announced its senior scholastic scholarships for 2022.
Madison Luke of Clinton High School, Caleb Miller of Westmoreland High School, Eleonore Collins of Waterville High School, and Noah Diskin and Jemma Jordan, both of New York Mills High School, are this year’s winners.
The Hall of Fame has awarded scholarships in varying amounts for many years to senior student athletes from area high schools.
Luke won the Richard D’Alessandro Scholarship ($1,000). She ranked sixth in her class of 111, was a member of the varsity soccer team for four years and the varsity cross country and track teams for three. She will play Division I soccer at Bryant University in the fall.
Jordan, a four-year member of the varsity basketball and field hockey teams and a 1,000-point scorer in basketball, earned the Greater Utica Sports Hall of Fame scholarship. ($1,000). She was fifth in her class of 39 and was vice president of the student council. She plans to attend Temple University.
Collins, valedictorian of her class of 50, won the Laura Bradley Memorial Scholarship ($500). She served as student council and National Honor Society President, and played varsity soccer, basketball and ran track and field. She will attend Norwich University and play basketball there.
Diskin, fourth in his class of 39, was the winner of one of two Billy Mills Baseball Awards (each $400). He was a member of the National Honor Society and student council, and served as class vice president. He ran cross country and played basketball and baseball. He plans to attend Mohawk Valley Community -30=
Miller won the other Billy Mills Baseball Award. He was a member of the National Honor Society and served as student council president. He played baseball and soccer and ran indoor track and field. He plans to attend Union College and play baseball.
All of the winners were involved in a variety of volunteer activities during their high school careers.