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Greenwich High School Banquet Awards

SCOTT KIERNAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP:

THIS AWARD IS PRESENTED ANNUALLY TO A PLAYER, OR PLAYERS, THAT EXEMPLIFY ALL THAT SCOTT KIERNAN MEANT TO THE BIG RED FOOTBALL TEAM. A PLAYER THAT DOES NOT ALWAYS HAVE HIS NAME IN LIGHTS OR HEAR HIS NAME OVER THE LOUDSPEAKER, BUT STANDS OUT IN THE LOCKER ROOM AND IN THE WEIGHT ROOM, IN THE HUDDLE AND ON THE FIELD. HIS TEAMMATES KNOW HE IS A GUY WE NEED TO BE GREAT. SCOTT WAS A 3 YEAR STARTER FOR GHS, 2 TIME ALL STATE, AND HE WENT ON TO BE A 3 YEAR STARTER FOR SYRACUSE AND A CAPTAIN HIS SENIOR YEAR. SCOTT FOLLOWED HIS DREAM TO PLAY IN THE NFL AND PLAYED FOR THE NEW YORK GIANTS AND CAROLINA PANTHERS. SCOTT WAS THE DEFINITION OF A TEAMMATE AND IS THE ONLY GHS PLAYER TO START IN 3 CONSECUTIVE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES. SCOTT GAVE EVERYTHING HE HAD IN EVERY GAME HE PLAYED. 

 

 

CABRERA SCHOLARSHIP: 

THE CABRERA SCHOLARSHIP WAS ESTABLISHED BY THE LATE HELEN AND JAMES C. CABRERA AND HAS BEEN CONTINUED THROUGH THEIR SON’S JOSEPH AND JAMES. THE CABRERA SCHOLARSHIP IS AWARDED TO A GREENWICH FOOTBALL PLAYER EVERY YEAR WHO DEMONSTRATES GREAT CHARACTER, LEADERSHIP, AND A COMMITMENT TO BROTHERHOOD WITH HIS TEAMMATES. CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO ACADEMIC AND ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENTS. THE CABRERA SCHOLARSHIP IS PROVIDED TO A QUALIFIED ATHLETE TO AID IN THEIR CONTINUED ATHLETIC AND ACADEMIC PURSUITS. THE CANDIDATE MUST DEMONSTRATE EXCELLENCE IN THE CLASSROOM, COMMUNITY AND WITH HIS PEERS. 

 

CHARLES ZION MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: 

 

CHUCK ZION WAS A DEVOTED PARENT AND ENTHUSIASTIC  SUPPORTER OF GREENWICH FOOTBALL. HE LOOKED FORWARD TO FALL SATURDAY’S NOT JUST

 

TO WATCH OUR GAMES BUT TO COOK GAME-DAY BREAKFAST FOR THE ENTIRE TEAM. HIS SON ZACK WAS A SENIOR ON THE TEAM WHEN CHUCK WAS TAKEN

 

FROM US ON SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2001. THE CHARLES A. ZION MEMORIAL AWARD IS TO BE GIVEN ANNUALLY TO A SENIOR MEMBER OF THE GREENWICH HIGH

 

FOOTBALL TEAM, CHOSEN BY THE COACHING STAFF IN CONSULTATION WITH THE ZION FAMILY, WHO HAS DISPLAYED THE FOLLOWING ATTRIBUTES AND

 

QUALITIES: A STRONG SENSE OF TEAMWORK WHICH EXALTS THE ACCOMPLISHMENT OF TEAM GOALS OVER INDIVIDUAL OBJECTIVES. A DEDICATION TO THE

 

PREPARATION ON THE PRACTICE FIELD IN ORDER TO MAXIMIZE PERFORMANCE ON THE PLAYING FIELD. AN ABILITY TO MAKE HIS TEAMMATES ENJOY AND

 

APPRECIATE THEIR EXPERIENCE AS MEMBERS OF THE GREENWICH HIGH FOOTBALL PROGRAM, AND MOST OF ALL, THE CARE TO BE A GOOD FRIEND WHEN A

 

GOOD FRIEND IS NEEDED.


 

GREENWICH FOOTBALL COMMITMENT AWARD: 

THE GREENWICH FOOTBALL COMMITMENT AWARD IS A COACHES AWARD. THE AWARD GOES TO A GRADUATING SENIOR WHO THE COACHES FEEL BEST REPRESENTS SELFLESSNESS THROUGHOUT THEIR FOUR YEARS IN THE PROGRAM.


 

HATCHETMAN AWARD: 

THE HATCHETMAN OF THE WEEK  IS ACKNOWLEDGED AFTER EVERY GAME. A DECAL IS GIVEN TO AN INDIVIDUAL WHO ACCUMULATES THE MOST DEFENSIVE POINTS(TACKLES, SACKS, INTS, FORCED AND RECOVERED FUMBLES, TD’S) FOR THAT GIVEN WEEK. AT THE END OF THE SEASON, WHOEVER COLLECTS THE MOST WEEKLY HATCHETMAN HONORS WILL EARN THE HATCHETMAN AWARD.


 

FLY AWARD: 

THE SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR IS AWARDED TO A VARSITY PLAYER WHO.  BY VOTE OF THE VARSITY COACHES HAS THE GREATEST POSITIVE IMPACT ON SPECIAL TEAMS WHILE EXHIBITING THE QUALITIES OF LEADERSHIP, PERSEVERANCE, TEAM PLAY, AND COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE.

 

 

BIG RED AWARD: 

THIS IS THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS AWARD THAT A GREENWICH HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYER CAN BE HONORED WITH. THIS IS WHY IT IS THE FINAL AWARD PRESENTED TODAY. THE SELECTION PROCESS OF THIS AWARD IS DONE BY A TEAM VOTE. THE WINNER OF THIS AWARD EMBODIES ALL THE CHARACTERISTICS OF A GREENWICH CARDINAL. THIS AWARD GOES TO A SENIOR THAT PUTS THE TEAM FIRST, DEMONSTRATES HEART, CHARACTER, AND COMMITMENT TO THE PROGRAM. THE AWARD DOES NOT HAVE TO GO TO THE BEST PLAYER, BUT THE BEST TEAM LEADER. THEY ARE GREENWICH FOOTBALL PERSONIFIED.

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