November 2013 Student Athletes of the Month
Ashley Shilko from Smithfield High School, and Matt Gauthier from North Kingstown High School, have been named winners of the RIIL Student Athlete of the Month for November 2013.
Ashley is a junior at Smithfield High School, a three-sport athlete participating in field hockey, girls’ ice hockey and fast pitch softball, and is captain of the field hockey team. She received awards as 1st team all-division and MVP leading her team to the Division II State Championship in field hockey. In the community, Ashley has volunteered for S.A.D.D (Students Against Destructive Decisions). She is active in the student government, a member of the Class Council Math League, Pi Day Committee, the band and photographer for the school newspaper. She is also an outstanding student, and is on the Spanish National Honor Society.
Matt is a senior at North Kingstown High School and member of the football and baseball team. Matt volunteers his time on the RIIL Student Advisory Board, the Unified basketball program and is a member of the Varsity Athletes Against Substance Abuse. Also, he is a peer partner in an adaptive physical education class helping students with disabilities. In the community, Matt has volunteered for the Matty Siravo 5K Race to support epilepsy, the Rock & Jock Music Festival and the St. Theresa Food Pantry. He is an outstanding student with a 3.4 GPA.
North – Ashley Shilko, Smithfield HS and Kevin Seaver, Cumberland HS
South – Samantha Higgins, Coventry and Matt Gauthier, North Kingstown HS
East – Hannah Taylor, Portsmouth HS (no male nominations received)
West – Itati DeBarros, Shea HS and Kody Greenhalgh, West Warwick HS
Central – Odina Ellis, Classical HS and Francy Mata, Mt. Pleasant HS
For previous years winners, please click here.