Athletic Director Michele Thompson honored athletes, coaches, and their families last Wednesday at the Thurgood Marshall Academy Athletic Banquet. Members of the Flag Football, Volleyball, Cheerleading, Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball, and Track teams all assembled in the gym to collect awards and celebrate their seasons.
Volleyball coaches Ms. Horn and Ms. Garcia address the audience.
Ms. Bobo, Ms. Thompson, and the coaches all spoke of the importance of playing sports and how each team has positively impacted the academic culture at TMA. The teams, they said, have fostered both a competitive drive within students and an inclusive, team-oriented mentality throughout the building.
Members of the Cheerleading team receive their awards.
Coaches called up athletes individually and gave them trophies. Some students also received MVP and Coaches’ awards. TMA students returned the favor by giving framed pictures to their coaches.
Dinner and a reception followed in a night that will hopefully include many more sports in years to come.