With praise for their parents and a message to keep on excelling in the classroom, Richard Phelps addressed the winners as the Globe hosted its annual Scholar-Athlete Award ceremony Sunday.
“I know the feeling of pride you all have in your children,’’ said Phelps, the president of Phelps Industries and sponsor of the program that gives $3,000 to 14 student-athletes. “Remember, it is the classroom where success is most important.’’
The Globe’s scholar-athlete award was started in 1987.
The winners represent seven MIAA districts and were chosen based on athletic and academic success. They were Will Quigley of Marblehead and Madison Acton of Lincoln-Sudbury (District A); Jonathan DiBiaso of Everett and Emma Payne of Cambridge (District B); Simon Merryweather of Hingham and Tara Celata of Dedham (District C); Thomas Carroll of Somerset Berkley and Kara Charette of Fairhaven (District D); Steven Flynn of St. Peter-Marian and Olivia Brooks of Tantasqua (District E); Deklan Robinson of St. John’s Prep and Shelagh Brice of Lowell Catholic (District H); and Carlos Ruiz of East Boston and Maria Delvecchio of East Boston (Boston).
In addition, the four athletes of the year were announced.
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