Meet Kylah Holka, The People’s Champ MVP Student Athlete of the Week!
We want to recognize student athletes who represent their schools in a positive way! This week we celebrate, Kylah Holka, 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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Kylah is an 8th grade student, who participates in wrestling at Edward Town. "Kylah is as a 13-year-old girl who attends the 8th grade at Edward Town Middle School and maintains an A/B average. She has been wrestling since she was 7-years-old and has made several accomplishment in this sport such as state and national titles and all while wrestling mostly boys. Kylah got sick about a year and a half ago and almost lost her life and fought long and hard to get back on the mats. She was eventually diagnosed with Lyme disease which caused long term health issues such as arthritis and debilitating migraines, but Kylah continues to beat the odds and not give up on her dreams or let her teammates down, whether she's in pain or not. She is a role model and inspiration to many young girls trying to overcome adversity especially in a predominantly male sport, and she does is with great sportsmanship, she wins as gracefully as she losses and takes pride in what she does and i s always willing to lend a hand or offer advice to a fellow wrestler or anyone who needs her. She currently wrestles for NWAA who is ranked #1 in the section 6 division and also wrestled on the modified wrestling team for school being the only girl on the team, she has also wrestled with the tri-state warriors girls nationals travel team and has many opportunities waiting for her over the course of the next few yrs, as she continues on the path to achieve her goal of being on the women's Olympic wrestling team some day." Continue to represent Kylah, you are the REAL MVP!
Logan participates in Wrestling, Football, Baseball and MMA! "Logan is an Honors student, he maintains high grades and he is a role model for his younger peers, always willing to help & guide. He practices 4-6 days a week while he continues to keep high grades & excel in all his sports!" Keep being an amazing student athlete Logan!!
Cortez is an 11th grade student at Niagara Falls HS, who is a bowling champ!! "Cortez is ranked #2 in the Niagara Frontier Bowling League (NFL). He holds the highest average for the Niagara Falls High School Boys Bowling Team with a 212.5. He received the All Star Award and the Scholar Athlete Award for his over all grade point average of 91. He is currently on honor roll." He is definitely "on a roll" lol! Keep being amazing Cortez, you are the real MVP!
Avion is a 9the grade student at Niagara Falls High School, who plays basketball! "Avion is a honor roll student at Niagara Falls High School. He holds a 94 average and plays basketball for NFHS and also AAU. Avion puts God before all and family second then school and lastly B-ball." Keep being an amazing student, person and athlete Avion!!
Josh is a 9th grader at Lockport HS, who plays basketball and football. "Joshua Cooper is good at what he does. His shots are ridiculous and win or lose he always shows support. In football Joshua runs yards just to get a touchdown for his team. Josh is very supportive and should be one of the MVP athletes!" We love to honor athletes who are great at what they do, but also show sportsmanship! You are the real MVP Josh!
Jamyra is an 8th grade student at East Middle in Cheektowaga, who plays basketball! "Jamyra Green has been a honor roll student since kindergarten. She is in the 8th grade taking 9th grade courses, maintaining a 93 GPA, while on the basketball team. She is fluent in Spanish, all while being partially blind in 1 eye. She is an outstanding daughter and roll model to her 3 little sisters."
Amarfio is a 6th grade student athlete who participates in wrestling, football, boxing and baseball at Maple Avenue School in Niagara Falls! "Amarfio Reynolds is a straight A student and picked by teachers as a great role model. He trains for his sports with his heart and always gives his all. Wrestling is his favorite because it's you against your opponent and the outcome depends on you!"
Jalen is an 8th grade student at Niagara Wheatfield, who Varsity Basketball. "Jalen is an 8th grade, 5'11" starting point guard for Niagara Wheatfield's Varsity basketball team. He has played and excelled in many sports growing up but the basketball court is undoubtedly his home. At only 14 years old, in his first year of Varsity, he is excelling and exceeding everyone's expectations. He is PG for the WNY Elite AAU Basketball Team and is ranked Nationally among the Class of 2021. He is a hard working, excellent student and role model! He dedicates his free time to training, and has spent years waking up at 6am on weekends training hard when he doesn't have games. He is a very driven and focused student athlete with a bright future who takes no days off!"
Kahniya is an 8th student at North Park Junior High School in Lockport, who participates in track! "Since her 7th grade year, Kahniya has been excelling in track against girls 5 years her senior. From seasonal to indoor track she has made her mark. She currently holds the number one spot for the 55 meter dash in indoor track. Competing against older children has never steered her away from doing her best. During the Spring '16 season she had the opportunity to run on the same team as her big brother Kahlil James, class of 2016. She is a bright young lady that really knows how to brighten up a room. At every meet you can gear her loudly cheering on her teammates, during every event. Although working hard to perfect her craft, Kahniya makes sure to maintain good grades managing to receive honor or merit roll status every quarter."
Nia is a 12th grader at Tapestry Charter HS, who is on the Varsity Girl's Basketball team! "Nia is a senior at Tapestry Charter HS. She has seen some great basketball milestones in her four years. In her freshman year the Tapestry Thunderhawks won the Section 6 C1 championship, in her sophomore year she was All Charter HS and Player of the Year, in her junior year she was named All WNY 4th team, All Charter HS MVP and earned her 1,000 career scoring points. Just recently Tapestry Charter HS won the championship in the 11th Annual McKinley HS Holiday Tournament where Nia Caver was named MVP." Keep representin' Nia!!