Robert Howard, a senior at Nottingham High School was awarded the Section 3 sportsmanship award for Track & Field by the Section 3 Chairman Tom Rathbun at the New York State Track and Field competition. This prestigious award is presented to an individual that has continuously represented their school and Section 3 with a high level of integrity and support for fellow competitors.
In addition to the sportsmanship award Robert also represented himself and Nottingham quite well athletically throughout the year. Robert qualified for the State meet after going undefeated this winter in the shot put competition. He won the Section 3 league and sectional titles with a personal best distance of 51.625 feet. He finished 7th at the State championship meet. Over the last four years, Robert has continued to improve and compete at an ever increasing level in track as well as football. He has earned three league titles and three Sectional titles in the shot put. Robert is also a three time letter winner in Varsity football and received all league honorable mention as a defensive tackle this past fall.
Robert's talents extend beyond the athletic field. He was chosen by his fellow classmates as Mr. Nottingham during a talent competition for male students where he displayed his jazz skills on the saxophone. He is a member of the jazz band and a mentor for the Building Men program.
Roberts plans on attending Hobart William Smith College in the fall to study architecture and will be competing in football and track and field for Hobart.
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