(Back row, l-r: Mark Williams, Lettermen Foundation President, Nick Popolizio, Noah Tindale, Greg Barcomb, Lettermen Foundation Vice President. Front Row, l-r: Isabella Bruno, Caitlyn Miller, Shea Thomson, Jamie Golderman)
Seven members of the Guilderland High School class of 2019 have been named Guilderland Lettermen Foundation award winners. The Guilderland Lettermen Foundation, now in its 22nd year, annually recognizes multi-sport student athletes – evaluating applications based on academic, athletic and community service achievements.
“Each year, we get so many impressive applications; 2019 is no different,” said Lettermen Foundation President Mark Williams, a 1982 Guilderland graduate. “Our Foundation board takes great pride in recognizing these exceptional representatives of our school and community. We thank all our sponsors and Lettermen Classic participants for helping us make this happen.”
Award winners for 2018 include Isabella Bruno (soccer, indoor and outdoor track and field), Jamie Golderman (soccer, basketball, lacrosse), Caitlyn Miller (soccer, lacrosse), Nicholas Popolizio (football, lacrosse), and Shea Thomson (field hockey, cross-country skiing, gymnastics, lacrosse).
The 2019 Hal McCarthy Award winner, which goes to the person whose application receives the most points during evaluation by the Lettermen Board of Directors, is Noah Tindale (cross country, track and field). The award is named in memory of the long-time Guilderland teacher, coach and superintendent.
The 2019 Mark Burlingame Dutchmen Spirit award winner is Sidra Hasan (cross country, lacrosse). The prestigious Burlingame award, co-presented by C.M. Fox Real Estate, is named for former Lettermen board member and Guilderland High School three-sport star athlete Mark Burlingame. The award recognizes a student-athlete who’s demonstrated the highest qualities of Dutchmen spirit and sportsmanship.
Each awardee receives a certificate of recognition and a financial award to assist them with their college education. In 22 years, the Lettermen Foundation has awarded nearly $100,000 to deserving student athletes.
Award winners were recognized at Guilderland’s annual athletic awards night and will be introduced again at the Lettermen Foundation’s annual golf outing, the Guilderland Classic, August 3, 2019 at Orchard Creek Golf Club in Altamont.