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First Annual Edison Blue Gold Athletic Banquet Re-Starts the Tradition of Celebrating Student Athletes
Wednesday, June 07, 2017 2:10 PM

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The Edison Activity Council (EAC) and Edison athletic community joined together in bringing back the tradition of Edison's Blue/Gold Athletic Banquet. The event took place on Thursday, June 8, 2017 in the Edison Community Gym. Over two-hundred athletes, parents and coaches attended.
 
There were various recognition and awards throughout the evening.  Coaches nominated students for their leadership, community service, risk taking and tenacity such as athletes with perfect school attendance and honor roll achievements. Multi-season athletes and banquet attendees voted among 3 season athletes for a male and female "athlete of the year." Edison’s many State participants were also recognized this evening! See below  for a list of Awards/Recognition. 
 
The event was a huge success in building pride and community among Edison athletes. The program highlighted success from every team within Edison, and outstanding individual athletic and academic accomplishments.   A free pasta dinner was provided for all athletes plus one complimentary guest. Everyone received a raffle ticket for a chance to a prize such as Tommie gear. 
 
We extend a very special thank-you to the EAC committee members who made this event possible by planning the program, sending out invitations, preparing the food and getting the space ready: Edison staff included Dave Salzer, Kent Gillespie, Cheryl Martin, Lisa Tucci. Edison parents and students included: Mary Jo McCollow, Connie Blegan, Jenny Arneson, Sarah Biros, Kelly McCollow, and Faith McCollow.
 
We look forward to seeing both new and returning athletes at next year’s Edison Blue Gold Athletic Banquet. View slide show of the banquet (below) and athletic teams throughout the year.
 
Awards/Recognition:
Blue Gold Student Athlete of the Year: Andrew Swenson (Objectively determined by adding GPA and activities). 
Blue Gold Attendance Champion: Lisa Jara (Objectively determined by comparing student athlete absences.  Lisa played varsity soccer and softball, all the while having no absences throughout the entire school year).
Blue Gold Leadership Award Recipients: Brandon Arneson, Randry Mugisha, Jia Lewis (Subjectively nominated by coaches based on agreed upon criteria and chosen amongst Edison Head Coaches).
Blue Gold Community Captain Award Recipients: Shanice Vaughn, Torin Skogland, Linda Senaphanh (Subjectively nominated by coaches based on agreed upon criteria and chosen amongst Edison Head Coaches).
Blue Gold Tenacity Award Recipients: Mary Bice, Therence Niyonkuru, Caliyah Rush (Subjectively nominated by coaches based on agreed upon criteria and chosen amongst Edison Head Coaches).
Blue Gold Newcomer Award Recipients:  Elana Castillo, George Terry, Ethan Townsend (Subjectively nominated by coaches based on agreed upon criteria and chosen amongst Edison Head Coaches).
Blue Gold 3 Season Athlete of the Year: Junior Shanice Vaughn (Volleyball, Basketball, Track & Field) and Sophomore Giovanni Green (Football, Wrestling, Baseball).  This award was determined through the use of "Live Voting" throughout the dinner.  Only athletes who participated in three seasons were on the ballot.  
30 Student Athletes were recognized as A Honor Roll Recipients. 
State Participants, Metro "Athletes of the Week" (3), Co-op Athletes, Middle School Athletes, B Honor Roll Athletes, Athletes that participated in Choir, Band, or a School Performance were also recognized at the Blue Gold Dinner.  

 

Edison Blue-Gold Banquet