The best of Alexandria’s high school athletes will be honored May 28 at the 64th annual Alexandria Sportsman’s Club’s awards banquet, where nearly $40,000 in college scholarships will be presented to outstanding student-athletes from the city’s four high schools.
More than 30 high school athletes will be recognized at the event, with 15 seniors each receiving a $2,500 scholarship to use at the college of their choice.
“We are providing more scholarships to more students than ever before,” said ASC president Jim Gibson. “These students represent the best of our city and the Sportsman’s Club is proud to honor them for their accomplishments both athletically and academically.”
This year’s scholarship winners represent each of the city’s four high schools: Bishop Ireton, Episcopal, St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes and T.C. Williams. Scholarship funds are raised each year through a fundraising drive, with local resident Marion Moon providing matching funds in memory of her son, Rick Moon, who was a long-time supporter of youth athletics.
“The youth of our city were important to Rick,” said Moon, who provided matching funds for the fourth consecutive year. “These young people are the ones we need to invest in. They’re the ones taking care of our world when we are gone.”
The ASC Awards Banquet will be held May 28 at the Westin Alexandria Hotel, 400 Courthouse Square. A cash bar and registration will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner and awards beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $75 and all proceeds support the ASC college scholarship fund.
The Alexandria Sportsman’s Club, founded in 1947, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the support of local high school athletics and to recognizing the achievements of the city’s young athletes on the field and in the classroom.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.alexandriavasports.org.
Student Athletes to be Honored
• Caroline Burnett
• William Clark
• Claudia Klinck
• John (Sam) Markle
• Kennon Moon
• Trinity Palacio
• Patrick Riley
• Caroline Roda
• Deion Sanchez-Viafara
• Elizabeth Shiverick
• Alex Simuro
• Colleen Walsh
• Sean Walsh
• Joshua Webb
• Bridget Williams