There are many kids who have improved a great deal over the past two months. Yet, the ATA would like to utilize this forum to be able to highlight a number of players who have shown an extraordinary amount of improvement. In group one (4-6 years), Janelle Buffonge deserves recognition. Head pro Marvin Hazell commented, "Janelle is one of the youngest kids in the program and she has made advanced improvement over the past three weeks." In group 2 (6-10 years), Jacob Parles stands out. Marvin said, "he has shown immense improvement. He is also very attentive and listens well to his coaches." In group 3 (11-17 intermediate), Tamisha Richardson deserves the spotlight. "She is enthusiastic, a great listener and learns extremely well," Marvin commented. In group 4 (11-17 Advanced), Katie Hawkins is deserving of acknowledgment. Marvin said, "she is easy to teach and has made a great improvement over the past two years of the program."
The ATA will continue to highlight children in the community who do well in the program. The After School Program also encourages exemplary work in the classroom. One of the mains goals of the ATA is to send students to college on athletic scholarships; therefore it is imperative that the coaches instil a sense of educational and athletic intrinsic motivation. The program continues to be successful. Marvin Hazel commented, "the program has progressed in a great way since we started and I am seeing a lot of great potential in our kids as they grow from year to year."