The West Iron County Huddle of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes presented its Ryan Meyer Competitor Awards during the post-season basketball banquet held recently. From left: Meyer, Cassilyn Pellizzer, Adam Newby and Aren Newby.
IRON RIVER—The West Iron County Huddle of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes presented its annual competitor awards during the recent post-season basketball banquet.
The organization presented its Ryan Meyer Competitor Award to three Wykon seniors: Cassilyn Pellizzer on the girls team and Adam and Aren Newby on the boys team.
The FCA said the awards are presented in honor of Meyer “and his accomplishments on the basketball court while attending West Iron, his Christian character displayed throughout his entire life and the physical battle he has won in receiving a liver transplant.”
The awards are annually presented to a senior boy and girl “who display the qualities that Mr. Meyer has displayed. These include Christian character, integrity, service, leadership, responsibility, teamwork and excellence in all that they do.” Recipients are chosen by West Iron staff and coaches and the Meyer family.
This year the committee decided that two senior boys deserved the award, brothers Adam and Aren Newby, along with Pellizzer from the girls team. “Congratulations to these student-athletes for their display of character that overcomes life’s obstacles and competing in a way that makes their school proud,” said the FCA statement.
The basketball pot luck banquet was held at Grace Covenant Church. Girls coach Joe Serbentas and boys coach Dan Schive spoke about the Wykons’ hard-fought seasons and presented end-of-year awards.