Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/16/10
From Press Releases
Jack McDonald, President of Lower Bucks Lacrosse, announced that the LBL Scholarship Committee has awarded the first annual Jerry Middlemiss and Stephanie Magnone Scholarship Awards to Pennsbury
seniors Shawn Caven and Tori Smith.
Caven, a co-captain of the boys’ team this year, has a 3.94 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society.
“He is an athletic and emotional team leader and communicator who honors the game with his respectful approach to coaches, teammates and opponents,” according to a statement from the LBL Scholarship Committee in its recommendation of Shawn.
Smith also was co-captain of the Pennsbury girls’ lacrosse team and tennis team. She has a 4.62 weighted GPA, is the National Honor Society President, was Spanish Language Student of the Year, and is a member of the Spanish National Honor Society.
Smith also is involved in Habitat for Humanity, does camp counseling, and was involved in clean-up efforts at local parks and recreational areas.
“Tori is a high achiever not only in the classroom and on the athletic field, but also in the community. She underscores the values that are intrinsic to our program – achieving your personal best while leading by example.” according to a statement from the LBL Scholarship Committee.
Honorable mention honors were awarded to: Kenneth Warren, Jessica Bulafka, and Ester Bullard, all of Pennsbury High School; and Joseph Borda, James Borda, and Allison Borda, all of Notre Dame HS in Lawrenceville, N.J. The Bordas are triplets.
The scholarships were awarded in separate ceremonies on June 9 (girls) and June 11 (boys), at each program’s end-of-season celebration at Middletown Community Park in Langhorne.
The Jerry Middlemiss Scholarship Award and the Stephanie Magnone Scholarship Awards are named in honor of the founders of the Lower Bucks Boys and Girls Lacrosse programs, respectively, and coaches who set high standards of excellence both on the field, and in life.
“At Lower Bucks Lacrosse, our goal is to develop young people who are winners both in lacrosse, and in life; we were thrilled to realize that every one of our scholarship candidates for these scholarships met both of these criteria,” according to a statement from the Scholarship Committee. “Shawn and Tori represent the very best of young people today; we hope in some small way their years with Lower Bucks Lacrosse contributed to their success. We wish them the best of luck at college and beyond.”