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Kingswood fall student-athletes honored


Booster Club hosts dinner for Knight athletes


by Joshua Spaulding
Sports Editor - Granite State News, Carroll County Independent, Meredith News, Gilford Steamer, Winnisquam Echo, Plymouth Record-Enterprise and Baysider

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KINGSWOOD senior student-athletes (and one junior quarterback) pose for a photo at the fall sports dinner put on by the Kingswood Booster Club. Joshua Spaulding. (click for larger version)
November 11, 2013
WOLFEBORO — For the second year in a row, the Kingswood Booster Club brought together athletes from all the fall sports teams for a celebratory dinner in the high school cafeteria.

This season's event took place on Friday, Nov. 8, with parents, Booster Club members and high school cafeteria staff working together to serve up a spaghetti dinner to the athletes and coaches in attendance.

"It's a way to celebrate, especially for the seniors," said Booster Club president Paul Doran. "It's a good excuse for all the athletes and coaches to get together at one time."

Doran noted that the Booster Club handed out pins to all the seniors in attendance and he also talked about the club's scholarship program.

The Booster Club sold signs on Alumni Field to local businesses and the proceeds from those signs are going toward three $1,000 scholarships each year, one to an athlete in each of the three high school sports seasons.

Doran noted that applications for all fall athletes would be available through the guidance department and would have to be submitted before the Christmas break in December. Students who play a sport in more than one season are welcome to submit an application for each of their seasons, though if they are chosen as the winner for one season, they will be taken out of consideration for the other seasons. The scholarships will be presented at the annual ceremony at the end of the school year.

"I want to thank all the student-athletes for this fall," Kingswood Principal Guy Donnelly stated as he addressed the assembled crowd in the high school cafeteria. "I appreciate your hard work and dedication and I know your coaches do too."

He noted that the dedication it takes to be a student-athlete is special and he praised the students for their work.

He also pointed out that the Knights didn't have a single game disqualification over the course of the fall season.

"That shows sportsmanship on the field and that shows class," Donnelly said. "I appreciate you going out and representing yourselves and your school with pride."

"It's great to see pride coming back to Kingswood," Doran added.

With the fall sports season wrapped up, attention now turns to the winter sports season, with basketball, hockey, alpine skiing and Nordic skiing all on the docket for the winter months. Practices get under way for the winter teams in the closing weeks of November.

Joshua Spaulding can be reached at 569-3126 or sportsgsn@salmonpress.com

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