Submitted to the Dorchester Banner
North Dorchester High School has announced its athletes of the month for December. From the left are Athletic Director Dave Morrissette, freshman Kaden Handte for wrestling, senior Lavonte Scott for boys’ basketball, junior Alison Layton for cheerleading, and senior Kendall Clough for girls’ basketball.

SHILOH — North Dorchester High School coaches and administrators have named their December athletes of the month. The students are honored not only for their accomplishments in sports, but also in the classroom and for their good citizenship.

Each was presented with a prize from sponsors. Metal Arc provided gift cards for the varsity winners, while Regal Cinemas sent movie tickets for the JV/underclassmen.

Varsity Male
Basketball
LaVonte Scott — Coach Rob Smith nominated Lavonte Scott for athlete of the month. “This is Lavonte’s second year playing varsity basketball,” the coach wrote. “He comes to practice on time and does anything I ask of him. Never any excuses. His basketball knowledge is also as good as they come. He also has the heart and competitive drive to go up against anyone and that’s something that can’t be taught.”

Varsity Female
Basketball
Kendall Clough — Kendall has been a part of the team all four years of high school, and is now head captain. “Kendall shows great leadership and is always willing to put in the extra work,” Coach Tiffany Cephas-Thomas wrote. “She takes the time out to teach the newcomers basic drills and rules of the game. The team looks up to her and she never lets them down. Kendall is the glue to our team. She is amazing!”

JV/Underclassmen Male
Wrestling
Kaden Handte — Kaden Handte has worked hard throughout this early season to pick up two wins already. “He has been a pleasant surprise so far this season and is an inspiration to others,” a statement from the school said.

JV/Underclassmen Female
Cheerleading
Allison Layton — “We can always count on Alison to know her stuff. She was the first member of the team to learn the Navy game routine and then assisted others in learning it,” Coach Amber Aaron wrote. “She always has a smile on her face, is very positive and will try her best at all she does. She is willing to learn new places or parts and will work hard wherever she is needed. She is a very valuable member of our team.”

Dave Ryan is editor of the Dorchester Banner. He can be reached at dryan@newszap.com.

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