Congratulations to freshman Ethan Badrian and senior Noelani Phillips, who have been selected as the Chick-fil-A student-athletes of the month for December!
Although only a freshman, Ethan Badrian has already made an impact on the Blake Swim & Dive team. Ethan set the school record in scoring for four dives in his debut dual meet vs. Quince Orchard. Ethan then broke the record again the following week in a meet vs. Poolesville. Ethan is an extremely hard worker, both in and out of the pool, as he is an honor roll student in the classroom.
Noelani is in her fourth year competing for the Blake Track & Field program. In the first meet of the Indoor Track & Field season in December, Noelani placed first in the 500M at the AA Mixer #1. Noelani followed that up with a win in the 300M Dash at MCPS Meet #2. She also helped lead the Bengals to a 10th place finish in the AA Mixer #2 by winning the 300M and placing 4th in the 500M. Noelani capped off a successful December by winning the 200M and 400M and helping Blake to a 2nd place finish in the 4x200M Relay at the PG Holiday Invitational over Winter Break, a meet in which the Bengals placed 6th as a team. Noelani is also an outstanding student, and is currently being recruited by a number of prestigious colleges.
Thank you to the Olney Chick-fil-A for the generous sponsorship of the student-athlete of the month award at Blake for the 2018-2019 school year. The Blake Athletic Department, using nominations from coaches, will be selecting two student-athletes each month, who will earn gift cards to Chick-fil-A and a stuffed cow mascot.