Every year the organizers of the Annual Somers Invitational in northern Westchester, one of New York’s biggest Track and field meets, award a male and female recipient the Hannah Monte Award for Sportsmanship, Integrity, and Character. The Student-Athlete must be one of the 2,000 participants in the two-day meet, and be nominated for examples of the aforementioned values.
This year, at the 41st annual running of the prestigious meet, Kellenberg Memorial’s Nicole Aponte was nominated and selected as the recipient for her creative and tireless efforts in organizing a Special Olympics team at Kellenberg Memorial.
Nicole later that day ran her best time in the 800 meters. A great day for a selfless team member, and a selfless young woman.