Ocean City School Board Honors Athletes and Achievers

first_imgThe Ocean City Board of Education took time before its regular meeting on Wednesday to recognize the achievements of Ocean City High School athletes and scholars.The board also accepted a $5,000 donation from the Ocean City Junior Wrestling program for the purchase of a new wrestling mat at the Ocean City Intermediate School. The board later approved the other half of a $10,000 appropriation for the purchase of the mat.See the following: Greg Young (Ocean City Junior Wresting), Board of Education member Tom Oves, Board President Joe Clark, Superintendent Kathleen Taylor, Athletic Director Chris Lentz and sixth-grade wrestler Tom Oves with a $5,000 donation to the board for the purchase of a new wrestling mat.Ocean City High School junior Alec Helm was recognized by Superintendent Kathleen Taylor for his work in helping to organize events for Autism Awareness Month in the district.Ocean City High School senior Cooper Gallagher was honored for finishing his varsity wrestling career with 104 wins — only four other Ocean City wrestlers have reached 100 wins. Gallagher was the Region 8 champion and went 37-3 at 182 pounds. He’s pictured here with coach Dave Castellini.The Ocean City High School winter track distance medley relay team of Bridget Flynn, Devon Grisbaum, Rachel Stremme and Cierra Granger won the New Jersey State Group III title and clocked the second fastest time in school history.The Ocean City High School boys’ swimming team, under new head coach Shane McGrath, finished 11-2 and won the Cape- Atlantic League National Division title for the first time in 20 years.Senior Noel Styer (left) and freshman Amanda Nunan helped lead the Red Raiders girls’ swimming team to a 14-1 record, a South Jersey title and a trip to the state Public B final. Nunan became the first individual state champion (500 free) for Ocean City since 1963 (when Mike Hamilton achieved the feat).last_img