During tonight’s Perry Meridian High School virtual honors night the class of 2020 was honored by the Athletic Department. Awards included Blanket Award winners, 4-year participation in 2-sports honorees, Top Scholar-Athlete, and finally the Best All-Around Senior Athlete award.
Blanket Award honors were earned by five seniors who all earned six or more varsity letters during their high school careers. Each athlete will receive a PM letter blanket. Carley Bond earned 8 varsity letters through Cross Country, Diving, and Track & Field. Oswaldo Gil-Ceja earned 7 varsity letters through Cross Country, Wrestling, and Track & Field. Tyler Goodall earned 6 varsity letters in Football and Wrestling. Savanna Pipes earned 6 varsity letters in Volleyball and Basketball. Finally, Luciano Salemi earned 6 varsity letters in Soccer and Baseball.
Multi-sport athletes were also honored through the four-year participation in two sports honors. These athletes will receive a plaque. Carley Bond ran cross country and track for all four years. Ridge Cavallero was on the football field and wrestling mat for four years. Tyler Goodall joined Ridge in four years in football and wrestling. Megan Hurst swam for the Falcons and ran on the track team for four years. Savanna Pipes was on the volleyball and basketball teams all four years. Luciano Salemi guarded the goal in soccer and played baseball during his career.
Tandrew Nguyen and Makayla Gomperts were honored as the Top Scholar-Athletes for the class of 2020. Tandrew was able to participate for the Falcon tennis team and maintain a 4.6214 GPA. Makayla Gomperts was the female athlete recipient with a GPA of 4.6631 and Salutatorian honors while participating in Volleyball for the Falcons.
The final awards presented by the Athletic Department were the Female and Male Best All-Around Senior Athlete. The award is a plaque given to a senior athlete who has demonstrated outstanding athletic ability in two or more sports. This award is given up on the recommendation of the coaches and approval of the Athletic Council and the Principal.
The female recipient was a mainstay in the Perry Meridian gym for four years. She earned all-conference and all-county honors on the volleyball court as an outside hitter. She was a three-point sharpshooter on the basketball court earning a spot in the starting line-up throughout her career. Congratulations, Savanna Pipes, Class of 2020 Female Best All-Around Senior Athlete. Savanna plans to attend Ball State University next year.
The male recipient succeeded in soccer by earning All-District honors and All-Conference honors along with a Sectional Championship as a Sophomore and a ridiculous amount of saves that assisted in the defeats of state-ranked opponents throughout his career. He was also a true utility player on the baseball field; playing outfield, catcher, and pitcher. Congratulations, Luciano Salemi, Class of 2020 Male Best All-Around Senior Athlete. Luciano plans to play soccer next year at Lake Erie College.
**Special thank you to Junior Lauren Mervar for providing the football pictures