Each year the Physical Education staff at Amity Middle School in Bethany chooses one 8th grade male student and one 8th grade female student to honor Frank D’Amico. Frank taught Physical Education for 35 years in the Amity school system. He coached football, basketball, and track. He was a great coach and teacher who always stressed the importance of teamwork. He simply loved what he did and always encouraged and motivated his students to be active and do their best. He personified the true spirit of Amity in everything he did.
This year it was extremely difficult to come up with just one female and one male because there are so many students at Amity Middle School in Bethany who demonstrate the true spirit of Frank D’Amico; however, this year’s female winner, Chloe Adzigian, stands out above the rest. She comes to class with a positive attitude and a big smile every day. She is very respectful of her peers and is always willing to help out. Chloe is a very talented athlete and a true team player who is very deserving of this award.
This year’s male award winner is Deven Huang. He is the ultimate team player and is willing to do whatever the group needs to be successful. He is always quick to help with the equipment, is first in the gymnasium for class, and works extremely hard. Deven always volunteers to play for the weaker team to make the games fair. Deven is a team player and always has a smile on his face.
Congratulations to both winners!
Left to right: Thomas Elwell, Physical Education teacher; Chloe Adzigian; Deven Huang; Geri-Lyn Dubay, Physical Education teacher. Photograph by Barbara Cassesse