Rye High School Athletes Recognized For Excellence

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Rye High School athletes with Rye Schools Superintendent Frank Alvarez at the school board meeting Tuesday night. The students were recognized for recent athletic accomplishments. Photo Credit: Rye City School District

RYE, N.Y. – Five Rye High School athletes received Rye Recognition of Excellence Awards for recent outstanding athletic accomplishments at Tuesday night’s Board of Education meeting.

Superintendent of Schools Frank Alvarez presented the awards to students Kelly Delane, Melissa Fulenwider, Katie Konopka, Catherine Livingston and Charlotte Nixon.

Delane, Fulenwider, Konopka and Nixon are members of the girls swim team. They competed at the state championships in Ithaca in mid-November and achieved excellent results. Fulenwider placed fifth in the 100 breaststroke and eighth in the 100 freestyle. All four girls placed 10th overall in the 400 free relay.

Girls swim team coach Shannon Bolger said in a news release, “Kelly, Melissa, Katie, and Charlotte are not only great swimmers but are also wonderful individuals. For the past two years these girls have competed together in the 400 free relay and became stronger after each meet. They swam their best time at states during trials in a time of 3:40.46.”

Livingston was recognized as a Con Edison Athlete of the Week in October after being nominated by coach Rich Savage. She plays varsity soccer, basketball and softball, and is captain of all three teams. She also is a National Merit Commended Scholar, an AP Scholar and a member of the National Honor Society. Livingston also is highly involved in the community with youth sports and volunteering.

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