We want to recognize student athletes who represent their schools in a positive way! This week we celebrate, James Miller, a student athlete who has sportsmanship, is willing to help their teammates, is dedicated, has pride in themselves and their school and maintains their grades!

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  • James Miller

    St. Mary's High School

    James is a 12 grade student at St. Mary's in Buffalo, who plays football! "He's going to be the best in WNY!" We salute you James, you are the REAL MVP!!

  • Jaishaun Johnson

    Glendale Elementary School

    Jaishaun is a 3rd grader at Glendale in Amherst, who participates in football, basketball, and baseball! This little guy is already a triple threat! Jaishaun is a "hard-working individual that has drive to excel on the football field basketball court, as well as in the classroom. He does his best to make everyone around him smiles, because he loves to dance on the football field after making plays for his team. He works hard in the classroom to get good grades 80+ avg and strives for perfect attendance." That's why Jaishaun is the REAL MVP!

  • Kayla Hervey

    Cleveland Hill High School

    Kayla is a 9th grade student at Cleveland Hill who participates in gymnastics! "Kayla should be nominated for student athlete of the week because she is a dedicated and caring team player. Kayla has been on the Buffalo Turners gymnastics team since age 7 and has improved her skills greatly to compete as a level 6 state champion. Kayla takes pride in her sport and gives it her all. She is kind, courageous, and all around sweet person. She cheered on her fellow eagles as a Cleveland Hill cheerleader and is a senior Girl Scout. She takes pride in her education achieving honor roll every semester, being apart of the National Junior Honor Society, and finished her middle school year as one of the top Ten students! She has an artistic spirit and will have pieces of her art at the Albright Knox Museum this Fall. I believe the dedication and discipline she has learned in gymnastics continues to Keep being help her flourish in life and in the classroom." Keep doing your thang Kayla! You are the REAL MVP!

  • Austin Watkins

    Burgard Vocational High School

    Austin is about to start is senior year at Burgard! He is reppin' for the class of 2018! Austin plays football. "Austin has a 3.4 GPA and he is one of the best athletes in WNY. He just transferred to Burgard from Timon. He is a great student and athlete and he is a great person. He is a very mature and he is respectful and a very very hard worker. He deserved this Award and recognition because he is a leader and should be noticed!" Well put...Austin, that is why you are the REAL MVP!

  • Marquis Harris

    St. Andrews County Day School

    Marquis is a 3rd grade student who participates in Basketball, Football and Soccer! "Marquis AKA Q is the MVP due to his dedication on and off field or court. On field or court he is fearless, dedicated, hard working and a overall great athlete. Off field he is a amazing student maintains great grades 89 or higher while having late practices and having to get up early for school. He keeps pushing towards his school and sport goals!!!!!!" Keep up all your hard work Marquis, you are the REAL MVP!!

  • Dom Prince

    MST High School (Graduate, Calss of 2107)

    Dom graduated with the Class of 2017 from MST High! He participated in football, basketball, and baseball! "Dom is very intelligent and athletic. He kept his grades up all through High school and will be attending West Virginia University this fall." You are the REAL MVP Dom! Keep reppin' that 716 over there in WV!!

  • Isabella O'Hara

    City Honors High School

    Isabella is a 9th grader at City Honors who plays rugby and soccer! "Bella is a well rounded smart, funny, self motivated young lady! She not only plays rugby and soccer at City Honors, she's also a dancer. She has been taking dance professionally for 8 years. She takes tap, jazz, hip hop, modern, ballet and pointe all while remaining on the honor roll at City Honors. She also made it to Cadet in Girl Scouts. She is unstoppable, goal driven and excels in everything she puts her mind to. We are truly proud of her!" Yo goooooo giiirl! Keep being AMAZING, you are the real MVP!!

  • Cameron Hall

    Abate Elementary School

    Cameron is a 6th grade student at Abate, who participates in wrestling, football, and lacrosse! "Cameron has moved from his hometown in St Joseph, MO 2 years ago and has used sports to meet new friends. Cameron is a pleasure in class and on the mats and field. Cameron loves to just be a part of the team. Being the 'new' kid is tough but he has rose to the occasion. He is currently in the accelerated program at Abate elementary in Niagara Falls. Cameron will literally give his shirt off of his back to a teammate." Welcome to WNY Cam and continue to be the REAL MVP!!

  • Aniya Hugley

    King Center Charter School
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    Aniya is a 7th grade students at King Center Charter in Buffalo, who participates in track and field! "Aniya has earned MVP on her team for the second year in a row, now as a 7th grader, often placing 1st place in her races. She began track last year, and has since worked very hard to maintain her great endurance and performance. Outside from routine practice, Aniya wakes up an hour early in the morning to work out and runs around her neighborhood after school. She was nomainted as Captain of the team, and was a great role model and supporter of her peers. Aniya loves school and maintains superb grades. She is well known for her happy, compassionate, helping, and energetic spirit." Continue to be the best you can be Aniya! You are the real MVP!!

  • Jasmine Mings

    West Seneca West Middle School

    Jasmine is an 8th grade student who participates in indoor/outdoor track and field at West Seneca West Middle! "Jasmine is on high honor roll. She is also a member of the National Junior Honor Society. She also plays field hockey and plays the clarinet. She is in band and chorus at her school. She is also an active member at Bethany Missionary Baptist Church. As an 8th grader she is on the varsity track and field team at West Seneca West Senior. She is an exceptional student." Jasmine, you are an inspiration! Keep being AMAZING!!