Blue Knights give out awards
The La Plata Blue Knights Youth Football and Cheerleading Organization announced the winners of the 2016 La Plata Blue Knight Scholarship and Blue Knight of the Year Award at their end of season banquet on Jan. 11. The La Plata Blue Knight Scholarship is awarded in the amount of $500 each to one LPBK alumni football player and one alumni cheerleader who have been accepted to a college of their choice. The individuals must maintain a 3.0 GPA and participated in a minimum of two full seasons with LPBK and demonstrated good athleticism, great attitude, and sportsman-like conduct. This year’s recipients are McKenzie Swann and Sean St. Clair. The Blue Knight of the Year is awarded to one non-returning football player and cheerleader who best exemplify what it is to be a Blue Knight. The individuals must maintain a 2.75 GPA, participated in a minimum of four seasons with LPBK and demonstrated good athleticism. The winners receive a trophy as well as a $50 savings bond. This year’s recipients are Jasmine Jennings and Angelo Pelham. Pictured, from left, are Roslyn Wimbush, LPBK Cheerleading Coordinator; Jasmine Jennings, Blue Knight of the Year (cheer); McKenzie Swann, scholarship winner (cheer); Sean St. Clair, scholarship winner (football); Angelo Pelham, Blue Knight of the Year (football); and Bryan Chamberlain, LPBK football commissioner.