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Elwood Board of Ed Honors Dedicated Winter Athletes

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Exceptional performances from Elwood-John H. Glenn High School winter athletics season were honored at the Elwood School District Board of Education’s March 21 meeting.

“I'm thrilled to share the exceptional accomplishments and successes of our student-athletes and teams during the recent winter athletic season,” Athletic Director Dave Shanahan said. “It has been a season marked by dedication, perseverance and outstanding performances across various sports, and I’m immensely proud to highlight their achievements. These remarkable accomplishments would not have been possible without the hard work, dedication and commitment to excellence demonstrated by our student-athletes, coaches and supportive parents. Your collective efforts have brought immense pride and honor to John Glenn High School, and for that, we are deeply grateful.”

First up for recognition were seniors Caroline Mullman and Matthew Pepper, the winners of the 2024 Suffolk Zone Awards.

“They were selected by our dedicated physical education staff for their outstanding leadership, psychomotor skills and effective domain skills,” Shanahan said. “Matt and Caroline’s commitment to physical fitness and wellness sets a shining example for our entire community.”

Next, senior fencer Mathias Weber was honored for winning the gold medal in saber at the Suffolk County Individual Championships.

“Mathias’ participation on our combined fencing team with the South Huntington School District has been nothing short of outstanding,” Shanahan said. “His dedication, discipline and sportsmanship have been a source of inspiration. What a tremendous athlete he is.”

Junior Evan Creter was recognized for his success at the New York State Swimming Championships, where he competed in the 100-meter backstroke, 200-meter freestyle, 200-meter medley relay and 400-meter freestyle relay events.

“Evan’s achievements on our combined boys team with Huntington are truly commendable, reflecting his talent, hard work and dedication to his swimming team,” Shanahan said.

Next to be recognized was John Glenn’s varsity boys basketball team, which made history by becoming League V champions for the first time in 16 years.

“This past winter, their perseverance, hard work and skill on the court were evident in every game they played in,” Shanahan said. “They showcased their commitment to excellence in basketball every single game. If you had a chance to see them on our livestream or in person, you saw a tremendous basketball team. I feel certain the team will have another great year for the 2024-2025 season, as they have a lot of returners coming back to the starting lineup.”

In wrestling, juniors and twin siblings Taylor and Tommy Aiello were recognized for statewide success: Tommy battled to a fourth-place finish at the New York State Boys Individual State Championship, while Taylor finished third in the state at the second annual Girls Wrestling Invitational in Syracuse.

“They have tremendous talent and tremendous skill, and the great news is we will have them both back for next year,” Shanahan said.

Lastly, the school’s varsity boys wrestling team were honored for winning the Section XI Dual Meet Wrestling Championship and being New York State runners up.

“Our wrestling team’s collective efforts led to their outstanding achievements this season,” Shanahan said. “They demonstrated resilience, skill and determination.”

Date Added: 3/28/2024