For the 13th consecutive year, Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic (ROC) has awarded scholarships to a total of eight students at four local high schools – including Broughton High School, Garner High School, Sanderson High School and Southeast Raleigh High School – in recognition of National Athletic Trainers Month. The schools’ athletic directors and head athletic trainers select students based on criteria including career aspirations in athletic training or sports medicine field, exemplary academic performance, and dedicated volunteer service to the sports medicine program.
In addition to providing sports medicine services to each of the high schools’ athletic programs, ROC awards scholarships and savings bonds to support and promote the sports medicine programs at each school. This year, the scholarship winners from each high school are as follows:
-Broughton High School athletic director Aaron Minger, head athletic trainer Trina Cicco, and ROC physician Dr. Joseph Barker presented a $500 award to senior Tate Preston, as well as a $100 award to junior Jessica Dixon.
-Garner High School athletic director Nelson Smith, head athletic trainer Michael Guerrero, and ROC physician Dr. Lyman S.W. Smith presented a $500 award to senior Samantha Crews, as well as a $100 award to junior Ashley Zimmerman.
-Sanderson High School athletic director Tony Lewis, head athletic trainer Deirdre Johnson, and ROC physician Dr. David W. Boone presented a $500 award to senior Elise Durham, as well as a $100 award to junior Kyle Jones.
-Southeast Raleigh High School athletic director Keith Boddie, head athletic trainer Ryan Hahner, and ROC physician Dr. Edwin Cadet presented a $500 award to junior Janae Brown, as well as a $100 award to junior Tenesha McDuffie.