Written by SBPAL:
SBPAL is proud to recognize PeeWee Cheerleader Samantha Spinelli, who is part of an elite group of scholar-athletes that was recognized Saturday, March 22nd at the annual Eastern Region Little Scholars Awards banquet at the Hilton-Woodcliff Lake.
The sold-out crowd gathered to pay tribute to this very special group of young scholar-athletes. Nearly 1500 Pop Warner participants applied for this award; yet, this honor is bestowed upon only the top 35 football players and top 35 spirit leaders in each grade (5th through 8th) from the Eastern Region's five-state area. Samantha received this award for her academic excellence (the equivalent of a 99.67 GPA), extracurricular activities, community involvement, and glowing teacher recommendations.
Samantha,10, is a fifth grader at Brunswick Acres School in Kendall Park and has cheered for SBPAL for the past five years. In addition to cheer, she participates in dance and gymnastics, loves to read and do arts and crafts. Congratulations to Samantha, her family and coaches for this distinguished honor!