Menchville student named a finalist at Virginia Hall of Fame's Student Athlete Achievement Awards
Posted: February 24, 2023
Atiana Williams, a senior at Menchville High School, stood amongst student-athletes across the state at the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame's 18th Annual Student Athlete Achievement Awards. Williams was one of 16 finalists, the only one from the peninsula to be selected.
The finalists all had the following in common: they participate in multiple sports, earn numerous academic awards and have logged hours upon hours of volunteer work and community service.
At Menchville, Atiana is involved in the National Honor Society, is Senior Class President and a member of the Spanish Honor Society while maintaining a grade point average of 4.5, all while being a Captain of the Monarchs' Girl's Varsity Basketball team, who just finished the regular season with a record of 22-0 and are looking to defend last year's state championship.
The Hall's Executive Director, Will Driscoll, said, "Each year we are amazed at the quality of individuals nominated for our Student-Athlete Achievement Awards scholarships. While sports participation is a requirement for this program, the academic and community engagement exhibited by these students is what sets them apart."
More than 120 nominations from all over the commonwealth were submitted. Five of the 16 were selected as the Hall of Fame's Student-Athletes of the Year. As a finalist, Williams received a $750 scholarship from the foundation.