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Frederica Academy’s Jalaya Lewis, left, and Glynn Academy’s Jack Podlesny, right, pose for photos after being selected to receive $1,000 scholarships from the Glynn County Sports Hall of Fame at Saturday’s Ambassadors Event. Brunswick High’s Antonisha Davis was also selected for a scholarship.

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The Glynn County Sports Hall of Fame held its 2018 Ambassadors Event on Saturday at the Glynn Academy auditorium to honor outstanding high school senior athletes from Brunswick High, Glynn Academy and Frederica Academy, and also award three scholarships.

Eight student-athletes from each school were honored with with one representative from each school getting a $1,000 scholarship from the Hall.

The honorees included from Brunswick High, Antonisha Davis, Jordan Caprino, Emily Spence, Aleah Underwood, John Cano, Harrison Trawick, Aubrey Williams and Marcus Scott; from Glynn Academy, Will Bowdoin, Caine Crews, Claire Fendig, Alivyah Floyd, Hunter Hall, Randon Jernigan, Morgan Overly and Jack Podlesny; and from Frederica Academy, Santana Clark, Jacob Myers, Jack O’Hara, Ryan Steilen, Jalaya Lewis, Curran Squire, Jenifer Arellano-Mendoza and Piper O’Quinn.

Davis was Brunswick High’s scholarship recipient. The team captain of the BHS girls basketball team, Davis was a first team all-Region 2-6A selection, team MVP this season. She was on the varsity team for four seasons and helped lead the Lady Pirates to the Final Four in 2016.

Glynn’s scholarship went to Jack Podlesny. The senior is a team captain for the Glynn boys soccer team and also served as the kicker on the football team. Podlesny was named all-region for football this year, and will attend the University of Georgia as a preferred walk-on.

Lewis was picked as Frederica’s scholarship winner. Lewis was an all-region and GISA all-state selection on the basketball court this year, and is also a standout on Frederica’s track team.

Along with the scholarship announcements, the ceremony also included a speech by County Hall of Fame member and former Brunswick High basketball standout Aaron Swinson.

“It was a special evening,” said Kevin Price, Hall of Fame president. “The Ambassadors are an impressive group of young people who have accomplished a lot academically and athletically in the prep careers and it will be exciting to see what these young people continue to do in the future.

“We appreciate the cooperation we got from all three schools to help us with this event and we certainly appreciate Glynn County Schools for allowing us to use one of their venues for the event. Aaron did a great job speaking to the kids about what they need to do to be successful in athletics and beyond and shared his own experiences in his basketball journey which has involved a playing and coaching career.”

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