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Congratulations to Sam Breiner(left) on receiving a Scholar Athlete Award from the National Football Foundation Fairfield County Chapter. NFF-FFC Chapter President John Barbarotta (right) presenting Andrew the award.
The ninth annual Stratford High School Senior Athlete Recognition/Athletic Hall of Fame dinner will take place on Wednesday, May 20, at 6:30 p.m. at Vazzano’s Four Seasons Banquet and Catering, 337 Kenyon Street, Stratford.
The Athletic Hall of Fame will induct five new members, while the school’s Athletic Association recognizes all senior athletes who earned a varsity letter this year. In addition there will be two special awards presented.
Senior athletes who earned a varsity letter this year will be recognized for their dedication and commitment to the Stratford High School sports program and they will receive a special commemorative plaque.
Also, senior athletes who attained a cumulative 3.2 grade-point-average during their career will receive a Scholar-Athlete Award.
The five new members of the Athletic Hall of Fame inductees include Joseph Vitko (class of 1954), who excelled in football, basketball, and baseball; the late William ‘Red’ Griffin (class of 1968), an honorable mention scholastic All-America football player; Philip Nizzardo, Jr. (class of 1977), a soccer and track standout; John Sand (class of 1985), a soccer, track, and wrestling star at SHS and a four-time National/North American speed skating champion; and Jessica Dempsey Biehl (class of 2004), an all-state softball pitcher and holder of every SHS pitching record in the sport.
Receiving the SHS Distinguished Service Award will be Kim Cody, former Red Devils Booster Club co-president, while Sandra Sarmiento, long-time Post-Prom coordinator and school volunteer, is the recipient of the SHS Community Spirit & Service Award.
All senior athletes are the guests of the Stratford High School Athletic Association.
Friends or family of the seniors, Hall of Fame, and special awards recipients may purchase tickets for $30 by contacting Stratford High School Athletic Director Bob Baird at 203-385-4240 or via e-mail, email@example.com.
The deadline to reserve and pay for tickets is May 12.