ELGA is proud to be a community partner with Goodrich High School. Today we were honored to recognize two seniors selected as Goodrich’s September Scholar Athletes of the Month! 

Recipient #1: Ryan Aylmer

First to receive this award was Ryan Aylmer.  Ryan was nominated for his successes on and off the field!  His coach had this to say, “Ryan is the key to the success of our defensive line.  He makes sure that everyone is aligned so we function appropriately, and has led our defensive secondary to an almost flawless season!  This is due to his unwavering commitment to our team and its overall goals!  Players look to him for guidance and through his friendships he illustrated the proper pay to follow.” 

Ryan’s commitment to community is strong. He gives back through taking on the role as coach for one of the youth flag football teams.  His coach also stated, “He has done an outstanding job with the young boys, helping them to  learn the fundamentals of football, as well as demonstrating how much fun it can be.”   Ryan is just as dedicated to his academics as his love of football.  He maintains academic excellence with  a GPA of 4.0!  His coach is confident he will earn some level of honor as an All-State football Academic.  Great job Ryan on being an excellent mentor to all those you come in contact with!

Recipient #2: Savannah Leist

Also, receiving this award was Savannah Leist.  Savannah was nominated for her drive and determination both on and off the court.  Her coach had this to say, “Savannah carries herself well and with a lot of Goodrich pride! She puts in the time to get better every single day.  She is currently 40 out of 190 students with her lowest grade ever in high school to be a B+.  She challenges herself by taking advanced courses and understands the role that academics plays in her life.”  

Savannah has certainly demonstrated her leadership and commitment to community through her Capstone Senior Exit Project.  She decided to raise awareness of suicide in both the school and community.  Dedicating the last home volleyball game to classmates who committed suicide.  All proceeds from the game, bracelets, and T-shirts sold supporting the awareness of  Suicide Prevention were given to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.  Great job Savannah on being a role model for others to follow!

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Guest Blogger – Kathy Beard, School Program Coordinator
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