Congratulations to Bella Burkhard & Andres Lujan-Salas for becoming the Hillcrest Insurance Student Athletes of the Month!
Sophomore Bella Burkhard- Basketball
Bella is a sophomore student-athlete on the girls’ basketball team. She will be earning her first varsity letter for the team this season. Coach Cheryl Rye said “In Bella’s first year on varsity she is already making an impact. She is a determined athlete who has a tremendous work ethic. Bella is a tough young lady who doesn’t back down against stronger and bigger opponents. She embraces her role on our team as a one of the first players off the bench and is always positive in her demeanor. Bella is extremely respectful and is a true reflection of the characteristics that our program strives for. This undoubtedly translates into the classroom as well.” Bella is also a member of the girls soccer team where she earned a varsity letter this past fall season and helped advance the Wolverines to the OHSAA District Semi Finals. Off the basketball court, she has recently earned a 3.6 GPA in the second grading period. Although she is still considered an underclassman she intends on furthering her education in college studying medicine. Bella enjoys fashion, art, basketball, soccer and working at children camps.
Senior Andres Lujan-Salas- Swimming
Andres is a senior student-athlete on the swim team. He will be earning his third varsity letter for the team this season. Andres is one of the team captains. Coach Debbie Diadiun said “Andres has had a strong work ethic on our team for the last three years and has shown a great deal of improvement in his times and technique. He has worked diligently to juggle work, athletics, and academics. He was the most improved member of the team in the month of December, improving his personal best times by almost half-a-minute in this month alone. He is well-liked and a great supporter of his teammates.” Andres had a great start to the school year academically earning a 3.6 GPA in his first grading period. He plans on continuing his education and studying in the field of Arts & Photography at Akron University. Andres enjoys taking photos of nature, watching sports, and of course swimming!