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Edinboro University & Northwestern Pennsylvania High School Journalism Competition: Third Place (Website)

Prep students honored at Awards Ceremony


The Cathedral Prep Awards Ceremony took place on Monday, May 16. The event recognized some of Prep’s greatest students with their accomplishments in athletics and academics.

Junior Brayden Sprickman was awarded the Robert Corritore Founder’s Award, given to the Prep hockey team’s best player. Sprickman, a defenseman, led the team in points and had nine goals on the season.

“It was amazing to get the award after the hard work and dedication I put into hockey through out the year,” he said. “I think this will help me prepare for my senior season because nothing feels better than winning the award back-to-back years, so my senior season will need more hard work and dedication to win this award again. Hopefully I can take my team to a Pens Cup championship next year.”

Junior DaMario Crawford won the James Francis Guth Memorial Award for Prep track and field. Crawford was also a standout football player this past fall. When asked about his contributions to the team, he said, “It’s a great feeling making history and being a part of an amazing team. It’s really great being able to have fun and be successful at the same time, and I enjoy being a part of the team overall.”

Many seniors concluded their Prep careers by winning the awards, such as Michael Parks (football), Connor Mortiz (water polo), Jacob Van Dee (wrestling), Reece Colvin (baseball), Jacob Conrad (lacrosse), Eric Hindman (lacrosse), and Elijah Andrae (volleyball).

Many students were also recognized for their commitment to Prep’s athletic programs with the Triathlete Award, given to those at Prep that played three sports in one school year. One was Sidney Abogunde (‘22), who participated in soccer, indoor track, and track and field. Sidney said the keys o his success in athletics, while also balancing schoolwork, was because of his discipline and hard work.

Other recipients of the triathlete award included Drew Brown (‘24), Luke Brown (‘23), Max Campbell (‘22), Anthony Frisina (‘23), Wakeem Page (‘23), Caden Pustelak (‘22), Jerijah Pruzenski (‘22), and Hugh Wegley (‘22)

Along with that, senior Andrew Kolodychak, one of the most decorated and well-respected seniors at Prep, was awarded three prestigious awards for his academic prowess and dedication. Those include the Kiwanis Club of Erie Student Recognition Award, the Gold Seal President’s Award for Educational Excellence, and the William E. Kneib Memorial Award. He was also named an Honor Graduate for the top 10% of the Class of 2022 and was named a class speaker at the upcoming graduation.

“It feels great to be appreciated and recognized by this amazing community of people,” he said, “I never work hard with the intention of receiving any accolades, but I am beyond greater up for the awards I received at last Monday’s ceremony.”

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