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.
Each year the physical education staff at AMSB chooses one 8th grade male and female to honor Frank D’Amico. This year it was extremely difficult to come up with just one female and male because there are so many students here that demonstrate the true spirit of Frank D’Amico. However, there is one young lady that stands out above the rest. Her name is Juliette Zito and she is amazing. She comes to class with a positive attitude and a big smile every day. She is very respectful of her peers and always willing to help out. Juliette is a very talented athlete and a true team player who is very deserving of this award.
This year’s male award winner is Blake Ahern. 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 hard. Blake always volunteers to play for the weaker team to make the games fair. Blake is a team player and always has a smile on his face.
Congratulations to both winners!
Left to Right: PE Teacher Geri-Lyn Dubay, Juliette Zito, Blake Ahern, PE Teacher Tom Elwell