Emmie Sheitelman and Kyle Murray Receive Scholar-Athlete Awards
Skyland Conference luncheon notes their scholastic and athletic achievements.
Watchung Hills Regional High School Class of 2012 members, Emmie Sheitelman and Kyle Murray were honored as Scholar-Athletes by the Skyland Conference at its annual luncheon. The May 15th event, held at the Holiday Inn Select, in Clinton, brought together young people from Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties, along with their school administrators and coaches, from both segments of the Conference—the Delaware Division and the Raritan Division.
The annual event recognizes their abilities as both students and athletes and honors their good sportsmanship as well as their ability.
Warren resident Sheitelman has won distinction for both her spring and indoor track achievements and established records in both Relay and Distance Medley relay. She was named to the first team All Somerset County 2011-800m run; won first place at the Skyland Conference championships-800m run,; fifth place at the Somerset County Championships 800m run, and fifth place at NJSIAA Sectional Championships, North Group 4-800m run, advancing to Group 4 Championships.
In three years of running, she has earned seven varsity letters in Indoor track and Spring Track, and, as a senior, lettered in Cross Country. She has captained both the Indoor Track Team and the Spring Track Team.
In addition to her athletic achievements: Sheitelman has been accepted by the National English Honor Society and has used her talents as creative editor of Folio, the school’s literary magazine and served on the advertising/publicity committee for Warren’s 2012 Relay for Life. A serious student who has taken six AP classes, she was one of three Hills students selected, in 2011, to apply for the New Jersey Scholars Program. In 2010, she studied art history in Florence, Italy.
She will attend the University of Miami in the fall.
Green Brook resident Kyle Murray has distinguished himself in two sports, wrestling and baseball. Captain of the wrestling team, the 152-pounder is a four-year varsity letter winner. In 2012, he has won fourth place in the Somerset County Tournament, third place in the District 12 Tournament, and was a Region 3 Qualifier.
Murray also plays baseball. A pitcher, he has won a two-year varsity letter.
On the academic side, Murray is a National English Honor Society member, and a two-time Spanish Honor Society member. He was also named to the National Honor Society.
He will attend Boston College in the fall and plans to major in Accounting.