Five Amsterdam High School Student-Athletes Recognized at April 17 Board of Education Meeting

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L2R: Stu Palczak, Gabby Stanavich, Charli Beekman, Lauren Santiago, Kevin Wilary

During the April 17 Board of Education meeting, five athletes were recognized for their outstanding accomplishments.

Those that were recognized were seniors Andrew Giaimo, Gabby Stanavich, Jeffrey Brennan, Lauren Santiago, and sophomore Charli Beekman.

Giaimo, on the Amsterdam High School Football team, represented the Greater Amsterdam School District as the New York State Football Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete.

Stanavich, on the Amsterdam High School Indoor Track team, won the Section 2, Division 2, 55-meter-high hurdles and qualified for the New York State Indoor Track Championships in the 55-meter-high hurdles three years in a row. She was also awarded and accepted an athletic scholarship to Division 1 – Saint Francis University of Pennsylvania.

Brennan, on the Amsterdam High School Men’s Basketball team, represented the district as the New York State Basketball Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete doe the Foothills Council and the Class A basketball division.

Santiago, on the Amsterdam High School Indoor Track team, won the Section 2, Division 2, 300-meter dash and qualified for the New York State Indoor Track Championships in the 300-meter dash three years in a row and set new school records in the 200-meter dash=26.32 and the 300-meter dash=40.44 and was awarded and accepted an athletic scholarship to Division 1 – Sacred Heart University.

Beekman, on the Amsterdam High School Indoor Track team, won the Section 2, Division 2, 55-meter dash and qualified for the New York State Indoor Track Championships in the 55-meter dash, both for the second year in a row. She also set new school records in the 55-meter=7.35 and long jump=16’8.5″.

The students represented the Greater Amsterdam School District and the community of Amsterdam, New York with great pride and dignity and serve as a model for future generations of student-athletes to follow.