Bronx, NY – South Bronx United’s academic year ended with a bang on Thursday, June 29th, with the end of the year BBQ and Annual Awards Ceremony! Students, parents, coaches and staff members gathered in Mullaly Park for the festivities and enjoyed well-grilled burgers and hot dogs before the awards ceremony kicked off.
Multiple awards were up for grabs this year for our students, including MVPs, Scholar-Athletes and the inaugural SBU Spirit Awards. Also, four graduating seniors were awarded financial scholarships as they begin their respective college journeys. Below is a list of all students who were honored for their hard work throughout the 2016-2017 school year:
Three awards that deserve notable mention are SBU’s new Spirit Awards. These were given to students who embody SBU’s core values:
Show commitment – Sherif Traore
Bring Integrity – Jeany Martinez
Unite our Community – Chelsea Quito
At 6 PM the Staff vs Graduates games were announced and everyone headed off to Macombs for the Women’s & Men’s game. The Women’s game was an intense affair with the first half dominated by the graduates who scored three goals in quick succession. The staff came back fighting in the second half and almost pulled off a complete turnaround by scoring two in the second half. The game ended with a 3-2 win for the girl graduates.
The Men’s game was a cracker too with three lead changes and the graduates pulling off an amazing comeback after going down twice throughout the match. The staff team took the lead twice at 1-0 and 2-1, via Executive Director Andrew So. However the graduates came back to equalize with a beautiful strike from distance by Carlos Uzca with Junior Trujillo scoring the winner at 3-2.
We hope every year is as successful as this one was and know that there are great things to come in future years from SBU’s wonderful students!