Trentin Herrington and Kenzie Burge were the first student-athletes honored this year as winners of the Centre Daily Times’ annual James H. Snyder Awards.
The award, sponsored by the Centre Daily Times, is given in memory of Snyder, a former CDT sports editor, who was killed in an automobile accident in December of 1957.
The award is given to the male and female letterwinners, who also demonstrated excellence in the classroom as well as being a good citizen in the school and community.
Burge has been an integral member of the softball, volleyball and basketball teams, including four seasons as a member of the softball and volleyball varsity teams, serving as a senior captain for both. She helped the team to the District 6 finals this season and the PIAA semifinals last year.
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Burge is a member of the Letterwinners and the National Honor Society, and also is in the Fly Fishing Club and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She also has worked as a youth coach for volleyball and softball.
She plans to study biochemistry at St. Francis and join the Red Flash softball team.
Herrington was a four-year member of the boys’ basketball team, serving as a team captain as a senior, and also played golf for two seasons.
He also competes in motocross.
He was a member of the Letterwinners and the National Honor Society, served on the prom committee, and is a member of the ski and art clubs. He also helped out with elementary and middle school basketball and volunteered at the YMCA.
He plans to attend Penn State and study petroleum and natural gas engineering.