Student-Athlete Scholar Dinner

Publish Date: 
May 9, 2018

It was another first at Hartnell. On Thursday, May 3, 2018 we celebrated all graduating student-athletes on the President’s and  Dean’s lists with a dinner at Steinbeck Hall. Family and staff were there to cheer them on and wish them well.  It was the first time to award the Bill Elliott Student-Athlete of the Year Awards to two outstanding Panthers. The award includes a plaque of recognition and a $1,000 scholarship for their continuing education. The coaches had a difficult decision to make when nominating students in their areas. Out of seven nominees, two were selected to receive this year’s awards: Chace Miguel, Women’s Soccer and Ricardo Esqueda, Cross Country/Track & Field.

All of the student-athletes received recognition and a t-shirt to remember this event. Present at the dinner were my wife Michele, Trustee Manuel Osorio, VP Ben Figueroa, VP Dr. Lori Kildal, VP Jackie Cruz, and other staff and administrators. I was happy to give the opening remarks, followed by comments from Director Dan Teresa, and Panther Athletic Council Co-Chair, Sam Spadoni. This was a proud moment for the students, coaches, and staff.