Lawrenceville Prep’s Gary Lewis to Represent School at DelVal Scholar – Trentonian
Gary Lewis came to Lawrenceville this year as a graduate student and quickly made a distinct impression on everyone from campus to the football field.
Lewis’ talents on and off the field earned him selection as the Lawrenceville winner of the National Football Foundation’s Delaware Valley Chapter and College Hall of Fame will host their 60th Annual George Wah Awards Dinner on Sunday, March 13. 2022, 4:00 p.m.
The chapter will honor the region’s top college athletes from the 2021 season at the Princeton Marriott at Forrestal, 100 College Road East in Princeton.
Event information can be obtained by contacting Ron Hoehn at [email protected] or 609-731-6610.
Other high school scholar-athletes who will be recognized and awarded a $1,000.00 scholarship are; Trotman Kerkes (Bordentown), Jarel McEwen (Ewing), Sam Gadie (Trenton), Brandon Makowski (Florence) Patrick McAuliffe (Hamilton West), Daniel Wersching (Hightstown), Jake Lengle (Hopewell Valley), Francesco Barone (Hun), Kyle Sheehy (Lawrence), Nick Surdo (New Egypt), Tom Markovich (North Hunterdon), William Gonzales (Notre Dame), Kyle Sirimis (Nottingham), Jaden Wedderburn (Peddie), Max Gibbard (Pennington), Matthew Vingara (Robbinsville) , Chris Nodeland (Steinert) and Shane Johnson (West Windsor-Plainsboro).
The adult winners are Ron Dilatush (Robert F. Casciola Distinguished American), Steve Tuckerson (George O’Gorman Contribution to Amateur Football) David M. Hoffman (Princeton University Scholar-Athlete), Reily S. Radosevich (Princeton University Scholar-Athlete) , Michele Asher-Coddington (Eunice Kennedy Shriver Champion Award), Mary Ellen Cassidy (Nick Gusz Good Guy Award), Skip Edwards (Hank Johns Coach of the Year), Terrance Stokes (Jack Millard Officials Award), Merkle Cherry (Tony Persichilli Prize of Meritorious Service), Dominic Cuniglio III (Little Scholar).
“Gary has slipped into the community of Lawrenceville as if he had been left out from the start,” said Derrick Wilder, manager of the home. “Academically, Gary has done well, as evidenced by the weekly commendation memos from faculty members. There are two sides to Gary. I watched him on the football field and that Gary is a beast. He gets the job done and supports the team. Then there’s Gary, the man in town, always smiling and always with greetings and greetings.”
It was also Napoleon Sykes’ first year with the Big Red and Lewis emerged as a leader and helped make the new coach’s job a little easier.
“He’s a natural leader,” Sykes said of Lewis. “He approaches everything with a helmet mentality. Gary’s ability to pick up a game showed immediately, but more importantly, his ability to show his teammates how to train, how to compete and how to be a great teammate started on day one of pre-camp. season.
Lewis is from Summit, New Jersey and has competed in football, basketball and track and field and was All-Conference in every sport.
He is a person who accepts the challenges that life throws at him and who always seeks to improve.
“Gary has faced many challenges over the years, and he uses those experiences to fuel his desire to succeed,” Sykes said. “He has an incredible ability to reach people on their level. Whether he stays after training to work on things with younger players, whether he talks with his teammates about how to prepare mentally, whether he has a positive attitude at every turn or helps his struggling teammates asking for help in class, Gary is still on his feet. Services.”
Leadership, Academics and Athletics Lewis ticks all the boxes and deserves this honor.