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Providence's Markey recognized for character by CIF

October 01, 2012|By Grant Gordon

For the second consecutive year, Providence High was recognized by the CIF Southern Section at the Jim Staunton Champions for Character Ceremony.

Soccer player Caitlin Markey was a bestowed a student-athlete champions for character honor on Monday evening in Long Beach at the Queen Mary.

Markey, whose award included a $500 scholarship, spoke in her video interview about how being on the soccer team enhanced her experience in high school and, among others, thanked athletic director Andrew Bencze, staying, "without him we probably we would not even have a soccer program."

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"It's great for Providence," Markey said, "and it's still growing, but one day I think it'll be really, really great."

Among the bullet points given for Markey's recognition was that she's never missed a practice or a game, owns a 4.0 grade-point average, volunteers at St. Joseph's Medical Center, is an honor roll student, the student-body president and a member of FAD (Friends Against Drugs).

Last year, Providence was recognized with character awards for administrator (Victor LeBreton, the school's vice principal) and the school as a whole was honored.

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