Former University of Michigan Head Football Coach Lloyd Carr to serve as guest speaker and honoree, Jim Brandstatter to emcee.
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., November 1, 2012 – The Detroit Country Day School (DCDS) Blue & Gold Club will present the 2012 Scholar-Athlete Awards to 18 seniors at an honorary dinner on Nov. 8, 2012, at The Townsend Hotel in Birmingham. DCDS Headmaster Glen Shilling made the announcement.
The Blue & Gold Club, a volunteer organization dedicated to promoting the scholar-athlete concept of the school, presents these awards to a select group of seniors in recognition of their achievements in the classroom and on the athletic fields. The 2012 recipients include Patrick Adams, tennis, ice hockey and baseball; Michael Azzopardi, baseball and cross-country; Monica Babcock, cross-country and track and field; Kendall Baisden, track and field and tennis; Rhodwin Chungag, football and track and field; Brenton Desai, soccer; Erica DiClemente, lacrosse and volleyball; Nathan Grathwohl, football and ice hockey; Alexander Gruskin, tennis; Lauren Gurd, volleyball; Zainab Mahmood, women’s ice hockey; Erika Meyers, softball; Tyree Minner, lacrosse and football; Austin Price, cross-country and basketball; Gianmarco Rea, football and baseball; Kasey Seery, cross-country, track and field and competitive cheer; Tara Van Cleave, cross-country and track and field; and Alexandra Zazula, softball.
This year’s dinner will feature former University of Michigan Head Football Coach Lloyd Carr as the guest speaker and honoree, while Jim Brandstatter, color commentator for the Detroit Lions and Michigan Wolverines football teams, will serve as emcee. Past guest speakers have included Dave Bing, Lou Holtz, Bill Freehan and Bo Schembechler. The dinner will also feature remarks by the Blue & Gold Club and members of the DCDS coaching and faculty staff.
This event is open to the public. Tickets for the awards dinner cost $150 per person. Advance reservations are required and can be made online at www.dcds.edu/scholarathlete. All proceeds from the event will benefit Detroit Country Day School.
“These talented students are highly deserving of this honor for their continuous display of strong character and keen intellect in all facets of their education,” said Shilling.
Detroit Country Day School provides a superior college preparatory, liberal arts educational opportunity to young people of cultural and intellectual diversity. Within a dignified and supportive setting, the school facilitates a spirit of achievement and promotes the academic, artistic, ethical, character, physical and leadership development of all students so that they can pursue excellence in their lives and careers, and play effective roles in their families and communities.