Rodriguez’s Cherry and Booker win SJS Lacky Awards

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It is a major achievement for a high school to have an A. Dale Lacky Scholar-Athlete Award recipient in any given year.

It’s an even greater achievement to have both a boy and a girl win Lackey Awards in the same school year and Rodriguez High is one of nine schools to have this honor in 2020-2021.

With Logan Cherry and Jason Booker among those chosen this year, Rodriguez joins Oak Ridge of El Dorado Hills, Bella Vista of Fair Oaks, Christian Brothers of Sacramento, Golden Valley of Merced, McClatchy of Sacramento, Millennium of Tracy, Union Mine of El Dorado and the John Adams Academy in Roseville as a school for both boys and girls.

The Lacky Awards are presented by the Sac-Joaquin section to student-athletes for “outstanding athletic performance, community service and academic achievement during their four years of high school,” according to a statement.

Regarding Cherry, the SJS said in its statement, “Logan played water polo and swam for four years each. In water polo, she won the most improved award once, the captain’s award once, was in the league once, and was a team captain. Its swimming teams were league champions every year. She is a member of the National Society of High School Scholars, Mustang Mentors, Feminist Club, Link Crew, and the American Red Cross Club. She is the Vice President of the Student Body and Volunteers for Veteran’s Hall, Community Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, Solano Family Day and as a Guardian. Logan has an average of 4.31 GPA, which is No. 13 in her class of 388. She is undecided about her choice of university, where she plans to major in political science and criminology with the future goal of working in law, politics and feminist studies.

Of Booker, the SJS said, “Jason played baseball for four years. He has been the team captain twice and has been nominated once in the entire league. He is a Boys State delegate and an honorary of the College Board National Recognition Program – African-American. He is Commissioner Link Crew, a student senator and a member of the National Honors Society. He volunteers with the Admirals Baseball Club’s annual coat drive, the Solano Food Bank, as a tutor and with American Legion Baseball. Jason has a 4.47 GPA, which is # 2 in his class of 384. He will attend the United States Air Force Academy, where he will major in aeronautical engineering with the future goal of being an Army officer. air and flying planes. “

Fisher Lyon from Rio Vista is also one of the winners. Of Lyon, SJS said: “Fisher swam for four years, played basketball and ran cross country for three years and played for the school’s eSports team for a year. . In swimming he was twice in the league. In basketball, he was team defensive player of the year. He is an Eagle Scout with an award for outstanding leadership and commitment. He is a member of Academic Decathlon, Interact Club, Robotics Club and NAMI. He volunteers in his community with several fundraising dinners for different groups. Fisher has a 4.21 GPA, which is No. 2 in his class of 103. He is undecided about his university, where he plans to major in computer science with the goal of becoming a computer programmer or a hardware engineer.

Under normal circumstances, a scholarship goes with the Lacky Award, but as no basketball or volleyball foundation game, which funds the program, could be played this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. , no financial awards will be given in 2020-21.

The winners will be recognized at the annual Sac-Joaquin section awards ceremony via Zoom on May 11.

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