New Era Scholarship Winners Announced by Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame
The Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame, in partnership with New Era, announced this year’s recipients of the New Era Student-Athlete scholarships. Kelsey Jaynes of Starpoint High School and Noah Diebel of Akron High School were selected to receive the prestigious outstanding high school athlete award of $2,500.00 from New Era.
“We have two tremendous young people receiving the scholarships this year. They are great representatives of the schools and communities they represent” said GBSHOF president Therese Forton-Barnes.
Jaynes participated in both soccer and track and field for four years at Starpoint. She captained the soccer team, was president of her class, a member of the National Honor Society, and, most impressively, ranked first in her class academically. She is described as being “intrinsically motivated and dedicated” with a “strong work ethic and a humble nature.” She plans to study chemistry and pre-medicine in college.
Diebel was a three sport participant at Akron, where he excelled in golf, basketball and baseball. Noah was a New York State sectional qualifier in golf three times, a three year varsity starter in basketball and a four year starter on the baseball team that was 2013 Class B-2 runners up. Noah was the Salutatorian for the Class of 2014 and was on the High Honor Roll all four years at Akron. He volunteers a significant amount of time with youth basketball and serves as a “tremendous role-model for these young aspiring athletes and his peers.” He will pursue a degree in either Elementary Education or Exercise Science in college.
The New Era Student-Athlete scholarships are provided through the generous contribution of New Era Cap in cooperation with the GBSHOF and its Amateur Sports Development Fund. Winners are selected for their outstanding achievements in academics and athletics, and, who like New Era, “Fly Their Own Flag.”