Kearney Sports Corner
This year, Kearney’s Sports Awards Dinner honored winning teams and winning players. More than 300 parents, coaches and members of Kearney’s administration gathered at the Rex Manor to congratulate all those who had taken part in the year’s activities.
Special awards presented at the dinner are named for people who have made a significant contribution to the Kearney Community over the years. The Sister Geraldine Woods Award for Outstanding Christian Leadership in Athletics was presented to Katherine Fonseca. The Erin Quinlan Memorial Award for Outstanding Kearney Spirit in Athletics was presented to Melanie McGinnis. The Thomas Gannon Memorial Award for Scholarship, Athletic Ability and School Spirit was awarded to Deirdre Smith. The Theresa Witty Award – Kearney’s #1 Fan Award, for outstanding support of Kearney’s student athletes and the athletic program was given to Gina Trani Marshall. The Ed Madden Memorial Award for Outstanding Athletic Ability was awarded to Meghan Hayes.
Meghan DiBenedetto and Kaitlin Durney received the U.S. Army Reserve National Scholar Athlete Awards this year for excelling in academics as well as a number of varsity sports.
This year, the Susan Burke Award was established to honor Ms. Burke, who is retiring after 24 years as Kearney’s Assistant Principal for Students. Kim Marino and Jaclyn Grasso were the first athletes to be recognized as Outstanding Represen-tatives of Bishop Kearney High School.