RED BANK – Another school year has come and gone, with success stories on and off the playing field. Many top athletes who performed on the field and in the classroom across the Shore Conference were honored by JSN at their 19th Annual “Jersey Awards” scholar-athlete ceremony. Only a few well-rounded student-athletes were recognized for their accomplishments at Teak Rooftop in Red Bank in June. The event was fully sponsored by our wonderful local businesses, which rewarded the accomplishments of our local student-athletes and their guests.
The top student-athletes in the Shore Conference were honored on a picturesque night. With the event being held on the upper level of Teak, attendees had the luxury of being either inside or outside, where the JSN team conducted live interviews of the athletes and their coaches which are now posted on the JSN YouTube Channel. Please visit our Youtube Channel at JSN, JERSEY SPORTING NEWS or go to our website for the direct link www.jerseysportingnews.com.
Every recipient receives their own personal Tiffany & Co. trophy. Each trophy is engraved with their name, sport, school and sponsor who generously donated to support their sport. Without the support of JSN’s sponsors and advertisers, the award night and paper would not exist. Please take the time to acknowledge and support these local businesses.
The “Jersey Awards” are completely different than any other award these recipients will receive in their high school career. The emphasis is not only based on their stats but also equally on the hard work done in the classroom. Another thing that sets us apart is that JSN’s awards are exclusively for seniors, and are nominated by the coaches to receive this honor as Player of the Year in their respective sport.
JSN certainly factors in the athletic performances of these young men and women; however, it’s what they accomplish in the classroom and in the community that separates them from other top athletes in our area. Players were represented from schools across the Shore Conference, coming from both Monmouth and Ocean counties.
Senior year of high school is a year that many people say you will never forget. These young adults do so much on and off the playing field. Now, the Class of 2019 will go their separate ways off to colleges across the country. For one magical night, there was a time to reflect and appreciate just how much they have accomplished throughout their high school careers.
A special “THANK YOU!” to our Platinum Sponsors – Joe Leone’s, Teak, Advisors Mortgage Group, SportsCare Institute, Dr. David Lopez, Porsche Monmouth and Audi Eatontown. Our Gold Sponsors are Sansone Jr's 66 Automall, Jackson Memorial Parents Association, Gold Coast Cadillac, Seacoast Chevrolet, Carol Stillwell-Hansen, Central Jersey Mechanical HVAC, T&T Coast, Rider Education, Advanced Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, ACE Gymnastics, George Wall Ford Lincoln and DCH Ford. The “Jersey Awards” and JSN as a whole would not be possible without their support.
This event is a night to remember for everyone involved. It is amazing to see the place packed with excitement. JSN’s recognition of these local student-athletes, coaches and athletic directors is an incredible experience year after year.
JSN would also like to thank all the players, parents and coaches who took the time to come out to this wonderful event. For some of these members of our local athletic programs, it draws an end to their athletic careers. It was an honor to be a part of something that recognizes so many talented athletes who have bright futures ahead of them in whatever they decide to pursue.
As the owner and publisher of JSN, I would like to personally thank all the parents that made this year’s award ceremony so wonderful for me. All the kids’ words at the event and all the follow-up phone calls thanking me for all my hard work, made me feel like I was the one winning something. I will never forget what my staff told me people said to them during the award night and at the end of the evening: “No one has worked so hard to make my child feel so special as Francesca has tonight.” That is something I will never forget!
To our Class of 2019 Jersey Award winners, Thank you and God bless you all.
-- Francesca Attardi