Student-Athletes Feted at Banquet - Brooklyn Prospect Charter School

Student-Athletes Feted at Banquet

Brooklyn Prospect High School held its annual sports banquet on June 6 to honor its student-athletes for their accomplishments during the year.

The dinner and awards ceremony for the BP Hawks, coaches, and their families, was emceed by Athletics Director Chris McCoy and co-hosted with support from the BPHS PTSO Sports Committee.

Principal Wendell Cheung addressed attendees during dinner by acknowledging the tremendous accomplishments of BPHS’ sports program, which, although relatively small, grew by 75 new student-athletes this year. The program is also mighty, with teams that have either come in first or second place in their respective divisions.

“But it’s not just about winning games; our athletes are also shining academically,” Cheung said. “Our sports program has … achieved a remarkable average GPA of 3.3. This speaks volumes about the exceptional character and commitment to both athletic and academic pursuits displayed by our students. With a GPA requirement of 2.3 for D1 colleges, our athletes have proven that they are well-rounded individuals, excelling in both arenas.”

Indeed the athletic chops are beginning to take Prospectors beyond high school. The Class of 2023 boasts four recruited athletes among its college acceptances.

At the sports banquet, senior student-athletes were honored, as were MVPs for each team and different categories such as most-improved and team spirit.

The evening also included a performance by veteran Bronx rapper T. Ski Valley and a motivational speech by former NFL player Lee Rouson.

Rouson, who hails from North Carolina, played seven seasons in the NFL and won two Super Bowls with the New York Giants, spoke to the student-athletes about striving to be the best at what they’re passionate about and urged them to “make the decision about who ‘you’ want to be.”