December 2013 Student Athletes of the Month
Cara Genest from West Warwick High School, and Andrew Miner from East Greenwich High School, have been named winners of the RIIL Student Athlete of the Month for December 2013.
Cara is a senior at West Warwick High School. She is a three-sport athlete participating in Girls’ Soccer, Girls’ Outdoor Track and 4-year varsity starter at point guard, 1st team all-division as well as being captain of the Girls’ Basketball team. She is Vice-President of the National Honor Society, member of Varsity Athletes Against Substance Abuse, World Language Honor Society and Spanish Club. Together with with her classmates, Cara participated in the Thanksgiving Food Drive and School Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness. Also, she volunteers her time as a counselor for summer basketball camp. She is also an outstanding student with a 4.2 GPA and ranked 3rd in her senior class while taking two advance placement classes and honor classes.
Andrew is a senior at East Greenwich High School and was named the 2013 Wendy’s High School Heisman national male winner in December 2013. Andrew has been a 4-year starter at quarterback for the Avengers and is a two-time All-Division and two-time MVP of the team, as well as being captain of the team this year. He is also a member of the baseball team. He is president of the senior class, editor of the school newspaper, and a member of the drama club, jazz band, and concert band. Andrew is also an All State saxophone player. He is the recipient of the school’s Harvard Book Award, Excellence in English Award, a National Merit Semifinalist, and a member of the National Honor Society. Together with his classmates, Andrew has organized food, clothing, and school supply drives for communities in need, and he volunteers his time as a tutor and with the North Kingstown Jaguars Pop Warner Football Program.
North – Taylor Dill, Mount St. Charles and Austin Taft, Woonsocket HS
South – Andrew Miner, East Greenwich HS and (no nominations received for female)
East – Beatrix Lavigueur, Rogers HS and Jared Estrella, E. Providence HS
West – Brian McParlin, St. Raphael and Cara Genest, West Warwick HS
Central – Adalis Reynosa, Mount Pleasant HS and Kealen Ives, Classical HS
For previous years winners, please click here.