Newport High School held the annual Sports Reception on Thursday, May 3rd in the high school cafeteria. By the time the award presentation began, the seats were all full and many had to stand. Instead of a full meal, as was done in the past, the event was changed by popular demand to a reception of desserts and drinks. The night ran smoothly and was a great change from the long lines and time consuming meal. The refreshments included cupcakes, cookies, fresh popcorn, and various drinks.
Many athletes were recognized for athletic accomplishments and achievements. The sports at Newport High include Golf, Tennis, Rifle Team, Cheer, Whippets, Track, Softball, Baseball, Volleyball, Basketball and Football. Coach Brandon Gates presented the Tennis award to Catie Mueller. Coach Victoria Atchley presented the Golf award to Emiley Lucas. 1st Sgt Daniel presented the Rifle Team award to Catie Mueller (Sporter), Jamilia Wheeler (Precision) and Lex Young (Precision). Cheer Coach Brittany Long presented the Cheer award to Heaven Seals and Adrienne Ross received the Whippet Award from Ashley Gauthier. Coach Josh Goodon presented the Girls Track award to Keria Worsham and the Boys Track Award was presented to Tydrell Friar by Coach Ben Reynolds. Coach Jon Bradley presented the Softball award to Emiley Lucas and Coach David Smith recognized Senior Austin Winemiller for Baseball. Volleyball presented the team award to Maryam Alhamdani. Coach Atchely presented the Girls Basketball award to Saqueena Morgan and Coach Brandon Gates presented Larry Nicholson with the Basketball award.
The evening concluded with the Football awards. The Outstanding Senior Award was presented to Oshae Pruitt by Coach Mark Hindsley. The Justin Brown Award was presented to Luke Samaniego by Hindsley. The Roy Thomas Memorial Scholarship was presented to Alberto Garcia by Coach Ben Reynolds, the Coach Mac Award was presented to Luke Samaniego by Mrs. McCrary and her son Donovan. Coach Hindsley awarded Oshae Pruitt the Charles Balentine Award. The #1 Fan Award was given to Michael and Janet Henderson for all the contributions and time given to the athletic programs at Newport High School. It was a great year to be a Hound!