Galway’s Wnuk honored
SCHENECTADY — Rachel Wnuk, a senior at Galway High School, has been named as one of the 10 scholastic award recipients for 2020 by the Capital District Sports Women of the Year.
Wnuk, who competes in soccer, basketball and track & field, will be recognized at the first-ever Capital District Sports Women of the Year Awards Gala on May 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the GE Theatre at Proctors in Schenectady. Tickets for the Gala will go on sale April 13 at proctors.org and at the Proctors Box Office.
Academically, Wnuk has received numerous honors, including SUNY Buffalo Honors Program, National Junior Honor Society in all four grades of high school, Academic Scholar recognition in all four quarters of her first three years and two quarters thus far in her senior season. Wnuk received the Rensselaer Academic Medal Scholarship. She hopes to study chemistry/engineering/environment.
Athletically, Wnuk has received scholar-athlete honors in all three sports and each of her first three years and has earned it in soccer and basketball in her senior season with track and field yet to be determined. She was captain in her junior and senior seasons for soccer and basketball in her junior year. Wnuk competed in the New York State Indoor Track & Field Championships in the high jump in 10th grade. She was a Western Athletic Conference Hudson Valley Division soccer second-team all-star and WAC All-Star. Wnuk also attended and was honored at the Soccer Scholar Athlete Award Luncheon and the Basketball Scholar Athlete Award Breakfast. This past fall, she was a News Channel 13 Athlete of the Week honoree.
Wnuk’s community service includes membership in the following clubs: Student Senate, GTV Anchor, EMC, Prom Committee, Science Club Co-President, Best Buddies, Do Something Club, Drama Club, Leo’s Club and Things of Our Very Own. Wnuk was Class Office Secretary and her class prom queen.
The Capital District Sports Women of the Year honors the best and brightest female student athletes from high schools and colleges in the Capital District of New York State.
The student-athletes will be recognized for their achievements in academics, athletics and community service. More information is provided at the website, cdswoy.com.
CDSWOY will announce additional student-athletes March 12 and Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through April 7.
Middleburgh’s Terrell honored
SCHENECTADY — Makenzie Terrell, a senior at Middleburgh High School, has been named as one of the 10 scholastic award recipients for 2020 by the Capital District Sports Women of the Year.
Terrell, who competes in basketball and softball, will be recognized at the first-ever Capital District Sports Women of the Year Awards Gala.
Academically, Terrell ranks fourth overall in the Middleburgh Class of 2020. She received the Class of 2020 award of top five students in rank in 2016, 2018 and 2019. She received the MCS Class of 2020 Award of Health Science Achievement and has received the High Honor Certificate of Achievement in each of her four years. Terrell is a NYSPHSAA Scholar Athlete and WAC Scholar Athlete as well as the 2019 Timothy Murphy Scholar Athlete Award of Citizenship.
Athletically, Terrell was honored with the girls varsity softball Coach’s Choice Award in 2019. Last season, she was the girls varsity basketball Defensive MVP and captain and won the team’s Most Improved Award in 2017. Terrell was an Elk’s Hoop Shoot Foul Shooting Contest Regional Finalist in 2016.
Terrell’s community service includes serving in the MCS SADD organization, the Rotary Interact Club, Tutor for Liberty Partnership and Youth as Leaders Athletic Association. She is the treasurer of the MCS National Honor Society.
Lake George’s Hunsicker honored
SCHENECTADY — Rachel Hunsicker, a senior at Lake George Jr. Sr. High School, has been named as one of the 10 scholastic award recipients for 2020 by the Capital District Sports Women of the Year.
Hunsicker, who competes in bowling, will be recognized at the first-ever Capital District Sports Women of the Year Awards Gala on May 12.
Academically, Hunsicker has a GPA of 94.53, and is ranked seventh in her class of 84 at Lake George.
Athletically, Hunsicker is the captain of her bowling team and is a Leadership Council member. Hunsicker’s community service includes the Castleton Honors Choir, the Eyes of the World student-led cultural showcase Chairperson, the Being Human Project (a youth planned educational set of sessions for the community on current issues in the county), GLSEN Street Team, True Colors LGBTQ+ Diversity Conference, French Club, Spectrum (GSA Club) President, Yearbook Committee Editor, and Treasurer, Lake Take School Newspaper Editor, Rock Solid Mentoring Program Team Leader, Leadership Retreat for YMCA Camp Chingachgook on Lake George, Class of 2020 Officer Secretary, Astronomy Club, Student to Student Peer Counselor, Senior High Art Club, Senior Select Choir, Cabaret Club and Drama Club.