FHSAA Announces 2020 Florida Dairy Farmers Academic All-State Team……..The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) announced Monday the 26th Annual Florida Dairy Farmers Academic All-State Team, a recognition program that honors 24 graduating student-athletes who excel in both athletics and academics. With this being one of the most important special recognition programs the FHSAA sponsors, 12 girls and 12 boys from all over the state will be awarded a total of $50,000 in scholarships.“The hardworking men and women of Florida’s dairy industry are honored to recognize the significant accomplishments of these amazing student-athletes,” says Florida Dairy Farmers CEO, Michele Cooper. “We’re excited to support a program that has a great tradition of encouraging excellence on the field and in the classroom and we’re proud to support students that have the special mix of work ethic and determination required to succeed at both.”To be eligible for this award, students must be a graduating senior with a minimum 3.5 unweighted grade point average and have earned at least two varsity letters in two or more sports during their junior and senior year. The 2020 Florida Dairy Farmers Academic All-State Team selection committee received applications from 50 male nominees and 77 female nominees across the state. Each nominee was evaluated by their athletic participation, academic record, extracurricular activities, community service and essay.Each Florida Dairy Farmers Academic All-State Team member will receive a $1,700 scholarship and a commemorative medallion. Out of the 24 All-State Team members, one male and one female will be named the Ronald N. Davis Scholar-Athletes of the Year, the FHSAA’s most prestigious honor bestowed on any active student-athlete. The winners of this award will earn a commemorative trophy and an additional $4,600 in scholarship funds – $6,300 in total.
Taisa Strouse, Miami Country Day – Taisa Strouse owns a 4.0 GPA and is in the top of her class. She lettered in cross country and soccer all four years of high school. Taisa participates in Cancer Walk, Girl Up and Mental Health and Suicide Awareness where she has over 600 community service hours. She is the daughter of Soraya and Charles Strouse and plans on studying industrial and labor relations at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York this fall.
Spartan Team “Tik Tok” Challenge.……..Here We Go……It’s Time to start the “Spartan Team Tik Tok Challenge”. All teams should be ready and prepared to accept the challenge. Our Baseball Coaches first challenged the District Champion and Regional Finalist Boys Varsity Soccer Team, and they have since challenged Cross Country. Please follow our postings on Instagram @mcdsathletics and on Facebook at MCDS Athletics.
Spring Senior Celebration……Please check our “Spring Senior Spotlights” on Instagram @mcdsathletics and on Facebook at MCDS Athletics. We are working on specifics for more personal “Spring Senior Celebrations” in the upcoming weeks. Stay tuned for additional information on this event.
Spring Sports Awards Ceremony………Our Spring Sports Awards Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, May 6, at 6:30pm via Zoom. Additional information will be sent out next week for all Spring student-athletes and their families.
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