On March 5, members from the local utility company visited campus to represent awards to sophomores, Trey Holgate and Gabriella Simpson. The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority and Choice NTUA Wireless 2019-2020 Sportsmanship Awards were selected at the conclusion of the current basketball season. This recognition is given to student-athletes who demonstrate overall academic excellence and team leadership both on and off the basketball courts.
Trey and Gabriella meet the following specific criteria. 1) Academic Excellence 2) Upholds the Integrity of the Program and Exhibits Sportsmanship qualities such as Balances and respects the importance of academics and athletics, exhibits strong Teamwork attitude, displays humility or other positive Team attributes – encouraging, supporting teammates, and respecting, opponent. 3) Demonstrates being a Role Model: Drug-Free Poster Athlete and School Spirit/Participation (Clubs, NHS, etc.)
When they aren’t at practice or at a competition, they can be found participating on campus with class events and studying. Trey’s older sister, Chiara and younger brother, Andrew both attend SMIS. Gabriella participates in volleyball, basketball and softball. Her younger brother, Nehemiah attends SMIS.