Athletes of the Month - April 2015

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Emily Almeda and Nathaniel Tolton Emily Almeda and Nathaniel Tolton

Emily Almeda

Holy Names Academy
Senior – Gymnastics

Emily is the epitome of a student-athlete, serving as gymnastics team captain for three years and leading the team to Metro League championships last year and this year while maintaining a 3.81 GPA. She plans to attend California Polytechnic State University, where she’ll major in engineering and try out for the cheerleading team.

Nathaniel Tolton

John F. Kennedy Catholic High School
Senior – Tennis and soccer

As captain of the soccer and tennis teams and an all-district team member, Nathaniel is known for his cheerful, humble and motivating attitude. He led the tennis team to a district championship, earned sportsmanship and coach’s awards and was a Seattle Seahawks CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week. He holds a 3.87 GPA, has been an altar server since fifth grade and runs a biology camp for local high schoolers.

Each month, Northwest Catholic will feature two high school Athletes of the Month. These athletes are nominated by their schools and selected by a board with members from CYO athletics, Catholic schools and the Fulcrum Foundation. In June, two of these athletes will be selected as Athletes of the Year and receive $1,000 scholarships. These athletes are chosen based on their achievements on and off the field, and in their communities.

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Northwest Catholic - April 2015