By Halle Lunt
Three Avon High School athletes received the Eagle Leadership Summit Award for outstanding achievement in their sport and exceptional character on and off the field of play at a Jan. 14 ceremony at the Avon VFW Post 7035.
Winter athletes Meghan Rooney, Sierra Davidson and Hayden Mcdougald were honored for their contributions to their respective teams and were each presented with a certificate and challenge coin.
Rooney, a varsity girls basketball player, was presented with her award by varsity girls basketball coach Meghan Banks. Rooney is a senior and a key member of the Avon girls basketball team.
“I have observed her (Meghan Rooney) as a student in the classroom, as an athlete on the playing field, as an active participant in the community of Avon, as a family member interacting with her parents and sibling, and finally as a friend,” Banks said, adding she has “ a vast respect and admiration for this impressive young lady.”
Rooney will be attending the University of Akron in the fall. She has been accepted into the university’s honors program.
Davidson, a sophomore varsity basketball player also had her award presented by Banks.
Davidson is an active member in the community and an “excellent student athlete,” Banks said, adding Davidson tries hard with everything she does, and she “exudes positive leadership skills while maintaining a positive rapport with those around her.” Banks said Davidson has been a positive influence within the community, the school and on her team.
Mcdouglad is a senior varsity hockey player. His award was presented by Avon athletic directors Erich Frombach.
“Hayden does everything and he does everything well,” Frombach said. Mcdouglad is a president of the band during Friday night football games, and is capable of playing six to seven different instruments. A gifted student, he maintains a 3.7 GPA.