Cary's Schilawski an All-Around Winner
Posted September 21, 1999 7:00 a.m. EDT
CARY — There is no question about it. Sutton Schilawski, this week's recipient of the Extra Effort Award,isa winner.
Last year, the Cary High School athlete was a key member of the school's state championship soccer team. He has wrestled for two state championship teams and is one of the best pole vaulters in the state.
In the classroom, Schilawski carries close to a 4.0 grade point average.
"He's like an all-American kid. He's a great student, a great athlete," says Cary soccer coach Dick Berry.
"Sutton, aside from your typical student of excellence, is one who has character that nobody can compete with. His manner in the [class]room is one of dignity, respect and it shows in everything he does," says teacher Andy Zappia.
"He's the most competitive young man I think I've ever been associated with in my 19 or 20 years of coaching soccer. He's just is so focused on winning," says Berry.
"My teammates they all have the heart and they all hustle all the time. It rubs off on you when everyone around you is working hard... You do the best for yourself the the best you can for the other people around you."
"Desire for each sport I play, desire in school, and to help the community. It's all rubbed off, all the morals taught to me by my parents."
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