We want to recognize student athletes who represent their schools in a positive way! This week we celebrate, Xavier Franklin, 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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  • Xavier Franklin

    Windermere Blvd Elementary

    Xavier is a 2nd grader, who plays football at Windermere in Amherst! "Xavier is a MVP because his heart and dedication at 7years old goes to school and then football. Xavier comes home from school does his homework without question and then gets ready for football. This is his second season playing and he is having a great time. Xavier is one of the captains for the Tiny Mite Clinton Lovejoy Lions football team as well as a member of the WNY Pop warner Bills football team. Xavier has excelled in both playing with the 5,6,7 year olds as well as 7,8,9 year olds. Whatever he does he sure gives it his best. Xavier maintains good grades in school and all his teachers say he is a pleasure in class and always willing to help."

  • Janae' McDaniels

    Amherst Middle School

    Janae' is a 7th grader at Amherst Middle, who participates in cheerleading. "Janae' is the MVP because she always strives to help others on and off the mat. Janae' has been cheering for about four years. She enjoys it! She cheers competitively also for school recreation. She has received an award for showing the character trait of the month, "empowering"-using self confidence to encourage others. Janae' maintains her sports as well as her 7th grade middle school education with a high honors, 94 average."

  • Jaiden D. Sweet

    Aloma D. Johnson

    Jaiden is a 2nd grade student who plays football! "Jaiden Sweet is in 2nd grade and maintains an honor roll average since Pre K. While maintaining his honor roll average Jaiden plays football for the Lions, and his position is 1st string running back. He scores touchdowns quite often. In addition, Jaiden is on the Black Belt Club in Tiwando. He is working on hisn1st degree Black Belt. In all his activities, Jaiden still maintains his honor roll average at Aloma D Johnson Charter school." You are the REAL MVP!!

  • Alisha Hess

    Cheektowaga Central

    Alisha is an 8th grade student who participates in dance! "Alisha is always easy going and is willing to jump in and help any way she possibly could." Congrats Alisha, you are the REAL MVP!!

  • Anthony Christian

    Windermere Boulvard School

    Anthony is a 4th grader at Windermere Boulvard School, who plays soccer, football, & basketball! "Anthony is an amazing athlete that is always showing great dedication, sportsmanship, and compassion for his activities and teammates. While off the field or court Anthony is a funny, smart, courageous, and respectful boy. While he excels in his academics and always eager to learn, math is his favorite subject. Throughout the school year Anthony is able to juggle his daily activities and also maintain a 90 or higher average. He works very hard and grows more and more everyday. Keep up the great work Anthony...........Your are the real MVP!!!!!" That's what I was going to say lol!! Keep being an amazing athlete and student Ant!!

  • Erik Rose Jr.

    King's Community Charter School

    Erik is a 3rd grader at King's, who plays football! "He went from having issues understanding his work to helping out others in his class with the work. To setting an example of what a leader is on the football. Worked hard since he first stepped on the football field." Keep being amazing in the classroom and on the field Erik! you are the REAL MVP!

  • Larry Hardy III

    Southside Elementary School

    Larry is a 4th grade student at Southside who participates in football, soccer and swimming! "Larry will be a 4th grader at Southside Elementary in Buffalo who participates in Football now for 5 years and was the MVP for year 2016-2017. He also plays Soccer and Swim, Larry likes to try different sport and puts his all into it. He is a good kid in school as well by staying on the Honor Roll and keeping perfect attendance, I know for sure Karry is the REAL MVP! Keep doing a good job."

  • Amaya Walker

    Cleveland Hill High School

    Amaya is a 10th grader at Cleveland Hill High in Cheektowaga, who participates in dance, cheerleading! "Amaya is a competition dancer for Center Stage Dance Studio in Cheektowaga. She has been dancing since she was 3 years old and competing for the past 6 years. In addition to dance, Amaya is also a varsity cheerleader for the Cleveland Hill Eagles. She is heading into her sophomore year at Cleve Hill and has maintained honor status her entire school career, even while juggling 12 hours of dance per week, cheer practice, and volunteering as a dance teaching assistant for children ages 2-8. Amaya is dedicated & hardworking, giving 100% to everything she does. She is a kind hearted person and caring person who genuinely enjoys helping anyone that she can." Keep being AMAZING Amaya! You are the real MVP!

  • Christopher Carter Jr.

    Harry F. Abate Elementary

    Christopher is in Pre-K and participates in gymnastics, soccer, baseball, and swimming! "Christopher is such a well rounded person. He is more than exemplary. His willingness and readiness always grabs the coaches attention. He's done everything but baseball for multiple years now. He's heginning wrestling in the fall. There isn't one sport, or one season, that a coach doesn't pull his parents aside to compliment him and acknowledge his skill. He's tall so people always thinks he's older than he is. When they find out his age they're even more astounded by his maturity, knowledge of and skill in the game. Everybody in our city knows "Little C." He's always our MVP."

  • 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!!