Southmoreland High Schools senior star basketball player Maggie Moore recently was honored recently when she received the prestigious Judge John Driscoll Excellence Award. This is awarded to students who “excelled as a scholar athlete throughout high school.”
Moore is the first girl and the second student (Chris Dugan won the award in 1997) in Southmoreland history to receive this award.
Southmoreland athletic director Charlie Swink said Moore “was voted by athletic directors from different districts. She has so many accomplishments, including (an appointmentto) the U.S. Naval academy.”
“This is yet just another achievement of a wonderful Southmoreland senior,” said principal Daniel Krofcheck.
“I’m very thankful for the opportunity as well as everyone who has supported me – my parents, coaches, and teammates,” Moore said. She was one on 36 student-athletes nominated and among the 12 finalists selected.
Moore humbly accepted the award at a banquet April 30.
“The ceremony was very nice,” said Moore. “It was very humbling to be surrounded by the other talented student athletes in Westmoreland County.”
Moore will be attending the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. There, she will be studying nuclear engineering and playing basketball.
“I plan to serve our country by working as a nuclear engineer in the Navy,” said Moore.
Mr. Krofcheck said the Southmoreland senior has a bright future ahead of her and that the school district couldn’t be more proud.