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Hall of Fame announces 2022 Ambassadors

Updated: May 24



The Glynn County Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors is proud to announce the outstanding student-athletes who make up our Ambassadors group for the Class of 2022.


These graduating seniors from Brunswick High, Glynn Academy and Frederica Academy are the ninth Ambassadors group the Hall of Fame has honored as part of this community outreach program which the Hall started back in 2014.


Near the end of each school year, the Hall of Fame works in conjunction with the three local high schools to identify senior athletes who have excelled both academically and athletically while participating in athletics at their respective schools.


Since the inception of the Ambassadors program, the Hall of Fame has honored nearly 200 student-athletes from the three local high schools.


With generous support from several donors, the Hall of Fame has been fortunate to award scholarships to 36 student-athletes since a scholarship component was added to the program in the second year of its existence.


Eight student-athletes - four girls and four boys - have once again been named from each local high school this year. One boy and one girl from each school have been selected for a $500 scholarship award again this year.


The eight Ambassadors from each school are listed below with biographical sketches for each student-athlete. The scholarship winners from each school are also noted below.


Hall of Fame president Kevin Price praised the 2022 Ambassadors for their accomplishments during high school.


“As always, these student-athletes are an impressive group,” Price said. “Our Board of Directors, we are always amazed at the many accomplishments of these kids. Yes, they have excelled in their sports, but they also have excelled academically, and they are very much involved in their schools in a lot of other ways which is always good to see. They are well-rounded individuals, high-achieving kids who put in the time to do well in the athletic and academic arenas while branching out and doing other things as well.


“At the end of the day, it’s really easy to understand why they have had the success they have had in the sports they play and why they have helped their teams in the ways they have. We certainly wish all these kids the best as they move on and continue to represent our community as their athletic and academic careers take them to other places.”


The Hall of Fame Board also wants to thank Brunswick High, Glynn Academy and Frederica Academy for their continued support of the Ambassadors program which includes contributions the Hall has used toward the scholarships.


Other donors who helped fund this year’s scholarships wanted to remain anonymous.


“The schools and their administrators have been so good to us through the years, cooperating with us on the Ambassadors program,” Price said. “They have been great to work with from the start and have been very supportive of what we are trying to do with this program.


“We also wouldn’t be where we are and wouldn’t have been able to continue it through the pandemic these last few years without the support from these other donors. Their support has been invaluable, too.


“We definitely want to keep this program going in future years and are currently exploring ideas to expand and fund it. If anyone has any thoughts or would like to help, we would love to talk about the possibilities.”


For more information on the Hall of Fame, the Ambassadors Program and a list of past Ambassadors, please visit www.GCSHOF.Com.


Meet the 2022 Hall of Fame Ambassadors



Brunswick High


Yasaira Bosquez-Chable (Scholarship Recipient)

Yasaira played volleyball and soccer all four years at Brunswick High. She served as team captain in both her junior and senior years. In soccer, she played on the varsity level since the ninth grade.


Yasaira is a member of the student council, National Honor Society and the Key Club. She has a 4.0 GPA and will be attending Berry College.



Kanaya Charlton


Kanaya played football, wrestled and also competed for the track and field team during his time at Brunswick High.


At 6-foot-5 and 355 pounds, Charlton anchored the Brunswick offensive line this past season while helping the Pirates to an unbeaten regular season, a region championship and an appearance in the second round of the state playoffs.


A three-star prospect, the all-region and all-state lineman entertained close to two dozen scholarship offers before committing to Florida State just prior to his senior year. He signed with the Seminoles in December and early enrolled at FSU in January after graduating from BHS.


Charlton graduated from BHS with a 3.81 GPA



Emma Counts

Emma played soccer while attending Brunswick High. She is a three-time all-region selection for the Lady Pirates and led the team in goals and assists for the last three years. She was also the team captain this year.


Emma is currently ranked fourth in the 2022 graduating class and has a 4.57 GPA. She has been a member of the student council since her freshman year. She is also a member of the National Honor Society.


She will be attending the University of Georgia in the fall.



Shakardia Cowart


Shakardia played basketball all four years at Brunswick High.


As as freshman, she was named the Rookie of the Year for the Lady Pirates. She served as team captain her junior and senior years. Also as a junior, she was named the Glynn County Sports Hall of Fame Player of the Game in the second City Championship Game against Glynn Academy.


This past season, she was a key member of the BHS team which won the region championship and advanced to the Class AAAAAA state quarterfinals. She was an all-region selection three times while playing for the Lady Pirates.


Shakardia has a 3.8 GPA and is ranked among the top 20 percent of the graduating class.



LyZavia Holloway


LyZavia played tennis while attending Brunswick High. She was captain for the Lady Pirates this season and won the most games among all team members.


She also is a member of the BHS band. She plays the saxophone and was drum major for the Marching Pirates this past season.


LyZavia maintained all A’s throughout high school. She is a member of Beta Club and National Honor Society.


She plans to attend Valdosta State University and will major in biology and minor in criminal justice.



Kyle Lodise

Kyle has been a four-year starter for the Brunswick High baseball team.


As a freshman, Kyle was named the Defensive Player of the Year for the Pirates.


The Pirates also gave him the honor of season MVP, and he was named a member of the 100-point club by the team. He was also named to the Georgia Dugout Club’s preseason all-state team.


Kyle was also named Player of the Game several times by 912 Sports during its Golden Isles Baseball broadcasts of BHS games.


He will graduate with a 3.67 GPA. Kyle has signed a baseball scholarship with Augusta University.




Binh Nhien Do

Nhien Do participated in four sports during his time at Brunswick High including cross country, swimming, soccer and track and field.


He holds two school records in the 1,600-meter and 2,000-meter steeplechase evens in track.


Nhien Do is a member of National Honor Society and Future Business Leaders of America.


He has committed to Augusta University where he plans to run for the cross country and track teams. He will pursue a degree in biology and pre-med.



Staffon Stanley (Scholarship Recipient)

Staffon played football and also wrestled while attending Brunswick High.


He competed with the Brunswick wrestling team all four years in high school. An all-state selection, two-time region champion and team captain, he helped the Pirates to two region championships and also a third- and fourth-place finish at state.


He started at linebacker the last two years for the BHS football team. He was a team captain and also a first-team all-region pick while helping the Pirates to an unbeaten regular season and a region title this past fall.


Staffon holds a 3.7 GPA while taking Honors and Advanced Placement courses.


He will attend Georgia State University.



Glynn Academy


Montana Jackson

Montana played both volleyball and golf while attending Glynn Academy.


While playing for the Lady Terrors, she also trained and competed with the Jacksonville Juniors Volleyball Club. Montana has also played volleyball internationally in places like Greece, Croatia, Spain and Portugal.


Montana holds a 4.51 GPA while taking Advanced Placement and duel enrollment classes.


She served as the vice president of communications for the Georgia Hispanic Organization Promoting Education. After the deaths of George Floyd and Breanna Taylor, she also participated in a march in Jacksonville to bring attention to the injustice of systemic racism.


Montana was nominated to participate in Youth Leadership Glynn. She also has volunteered at the local hospital, with beach cleanups and with fundraisers that promote awareness on issues like breast cancer and Alzheimer’s.


She will attend Emory University where she also will play volleyball. Montana plans to major in anthropology and human biology.


Akirria Mountain

Akirria played basketball at Glynn Academy for four years while also participating in cheerleading as a freshman and track and field as a freshman and senior.


With the Lady Terrors basketball team, she was a member of two region championship teams and also played for Glynn’s state runner-up team in the 2020 season. Akirria was the starting point guard as a junior and senior, leading the team in scoring her senior season with 16 points per game while scoring a season-high 31 points in a single game. She was voted to the all-region team after the season.


She holds a 4.1 GPA while taking dual-enrollment courses as well as Honors and Advanced Placement classes. She is a National Honor Society member, a member of DECA and GA Cultures. She was the Exchange Club Student of the Month in March and was voted Best All-Around in the senior class.


Her community service work includes volunteering with Manna House. She is active in Saint Andrews CME Church.


Akirria plans to attend Kennesaw State University and major in exercise science.



Tyson Rooks

Tyson played four sports while attending Glynn Academy including basketball, track and field, football and tennis. He lettered in all four.


He played football for the first time this past season for the Red Terrors, excelling as a wide receiver and defensive back while earning all-region honors. He received several scholarship offers after the season and chose to sign with the University of Illinois.


In basketball, Tyson made second-team all-region as a sophomore and junior and was named to the first-team this year after averaging 17 points and 7 rebounds a game for the Terrors. He also was named the Large-School Player of the Year in Southeast Georgia by 912 Sports.


He joined the GA track and field team for his junior and senior campaigns. He placed sixth in the state last year in the high jump.


Tyson holds a 3.7 GPA. He plans to major in sports medicine while attending Illinois.



Dreshawn Stevens (Scholarship Recipient)

Dreshawn played football at Glynn Academy for four years while also participating in basketball two years and track and field for two years. He had a breakout year in football as a senior linebacker for the Red Terrors this past fall and led the team with six sacks.


Dreshawn was named honorable-mention all-region after the 2021 season and was Glynn’s defensive player of the game following the game against Effingham.


He holds a 4.1 GPA while taking Honors and Advanced Placement courses. Dreshawn is a member of National Honor Society and DECA. He was the Rotary Club Student of the Month in January and the Golden Rule Student of the Month last September. He volunteers with Sparrows Nest and the Humane Society.


Dreshawn signed a football scholarship with Berry College and plans to major in veterinary science/animal science.



Kamila Vicente

Kamila played softball while attending Glynn Academy.


This fall, she pitched 122 innings for the Lady Terrors and recorded 179 strikeouts while finishing the season with a 1.55 ERA. She was named first-team all-region and was a candidate for region Pitcher of the Year. She was named the All-Area MVP and was awarded Student-Athlete of the Week by 912 Sports during the season.


Also this year, Kamila played for the Puerto Rico Junior National Team. Playing in the first Junior Pan Am Games in Columbia, Puerto Rico won the bronze medal. Kamila pitched a shutout while recording 11 strikeouts in a win over Brazil to help Puerto Rico advance to medal play. She also closed out wins over Venezuela and Peru.


Kamila holds a 3.6 GPA. She has signed a softball scholarship with the University of South Carolina - Upstate. She eventually plans to go to dental school to become an orthodontist.



Jackson Wakeland

Jackson has participated in three sports at Glynn Academy including wrestling, football and track and field.


Jackson was a two-time state champion in wrestling, winning the state crown in his weight class as both a junior and a senior. He also won first and second in Spartan National Wrestling. He was named team MVP, 912 Sports Student-Athlete of the Month and was a team captain for the Terrors.


He holds a 4.3 GPA while taking Honors, Advanced Placement and dual enrollment classes. He was named an Outstanding Senior and was recognized as an Exchange Club Student of the Month.


Jackson is a member of National Honor Society, Beta Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He is also involved with 707 Ministry and the Gathering Place and is a member of Community Church St. Simons.


He will attend Liberty University and will wrestle for the school. Jackson plans to study zoology and environmental biology.



John Wise Long

John played baseball while attending Glynn Academy.


He played all four years for the Red Terrors but saw his junior year end early in the season when he had to have Tommy John surgery. Glynn went on to make the state quarterfinals.


This spring, his senior season also came to an abrupt end when he suffered a season-ending ACL tear while running the bases in just the 12th game of the season. The Terrors would finish second in Region 2-AAAAAA a second straight season and reach the second round of the state playoffs. Wise Long was batting .520 with a home run for the 11-0 Terrors when he got hurt.


He holds a 4.23 GPA while taking Advanced Placement courses. He is a member of National Honor Society and Beta Club and several other school organizations. He has enjoyed volunteering with Buddy Ball and interacting with special-needs students. He is also active in Wesley United Methodist Church on St. Simons.


Wise Long has signed a baseball scholarship with the University of North Carolina.



Lilly Wood (Scholarship Recipient)

Lilly has played three sports while at Glynn Academy including volleyball, basketball and soccer.


As a senior, she was co-captain of both the girls volleyball and soccer teams. In volleyball, she was named first-team all-region as a junior and senior and won Defensive Player of the Year for the region as a senior as well. She also was named a 912 Sports Athlete of the Week this past fall for volleyball.


Lilly holds a 4.4 GPA while taking dual-enrollment courses and also Advanced Placement courses. She was named an Outstanding Senior and was chosen as an Exchange Club Student of the Month during the school year.


Lilly is a member of National Honor Society, Beta Club and Spirit Club. She is also an active leader in Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Terror Buddies. She volunteers with Hope 1312 Collective and Beloved ministries. She is also active in her church youth group.


She will attend the University of Georgia and plans to major in biology.


Frederica Academy


Merrill Been

Merrill played tennis and also ran cross country for Frederica Academy. In cross country, she lettered four years and helped the Lady Knights to four region championships, a second-place finish at state and also a third-place finish.


Merrill earned five letters in tennis and served as team co-captain while playing No. 1 singles every season. She helped Frederica to a state title in 2021. She was twice the region runner-up in singles and twice the region champion. Merrill also was voted all-state as a junior and senior.


Merrill made the Head of School List for making all A’s throughout high school. She is a member of the National Honor Society and earned an AP Scholar Award.


She is a member of Pirates of the Spanish Main, Health and Wellness Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Humane Society Teen Board. She volunteers for Second Harvest and Relay for Life.


Merrill will attend the University of Tennessee and major in business.



Roy Boyd

Roy played golf for Frederica Academy and earned five letters while also playing one year of tennis as a senior.


He helped the Knights to a state championship in 2019 and also a pair of runner-up finishes in the state tournament. Roy was an all-region and all-state selection for the Knights.


Roy is a member of the National Honor Society. He earned AP Scholar with Distinction and made the Head of School List for straight A’s throughout high school.


Roy will attend Princeton University.



Josephine Brock

Josephine played soccer, basketball and also ran cross country at Frederica Academy. She won five letters in soccer, four in cross country and two in basketball. She served as team co-captain in soccer and cross country.


She was voted all-region in cross country and soccer multiple times and was also an all-state pick in soccer for the Lady Knights.


Josephine is a member of the National Honor Society, earned AP Scholar with Distinction and also made the Head of Schools List for making straight A’s throughout high school.


She is a member of Pirates of the Spanish Main, Honor Council and a Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership delegate.


Josie will attend the University of Georgia and major in biological sciences while concentrating in marine science.



Adam Elsharkawi

Adam has been a member of the Frederica Academy tennis team for five years and will graduate as the valedictorian of the 2022 senior class.


This spring, he won the region singles championship and was voted to the all-region team while serving as the team captain. As a junior, he also won the region singles title and reached the state quarterfinals. He was the region runner-up as a freshman and also reached the state quarterfinals that season.


His academic honors include being a National Merit Semifinalist, AP Scholar with Distinction, Georgia Certificate of Merit Scholar and having the highest academic average in three of his for years in his class at Frederica.


Adam had several full scholarship opportunities and has chosen to attend Northwestern University where he plans to major in bio-medical engineering.



Andrew Kaminer

Andrew competed in swimming, track and field, cross country and tennis for Frederica. He earned four letters in track while receiving five in the other three sports.


In tennis, he played for a region championship team and a state runner-up team. He was the region runner-up in singles as a junior.


In cross country, he was named all-region three times and all-state twice while helping the Knights to a state runner-up finish as a senior. He was the region champion in the 1- and 2-mile run as a senior while winning the state in the 2-mile and placing third in the mile.


Andrew also set school records in the mile, 2-mile and 5,000-meter runs. He was named the Brunswick News Runner of the Year this past fall.


In swimming, he helped a Frederica relay team to a fifth-place finish at state.


He is a member of the National Honor Society and earned the Georgia Certificate of Merit. He earned AP Scholar with Distinction and AP Scholar with Honors.


Andrew will attend Georgia Tech and major in computer science.



Bryce Reilly (Scholarship Recipient)

Bryce played football, basketball and soccer for Frederica Academy. He was a four-year letter winner and starter in football while also serving as team captain. Bryce played on the 2018 GISA state championship team and the 2020 state-runner-up team. He was a two-time all-region pick for the Knights.


In basketball, he was also a team captain, four-year letter winner and three-year starter. He played for a region championship team in 2020 and an Elite 8 team this past season. Bryce also made all-region as a sophomore and senior.


In soccer, he also was team captain, won four letters and started for four years. The Knights were the state runners-up in 2021. He was named all-region three times and all-state twice.


His academic honors include making the Head of School List for making All A’s, wining the Spanish 3 Teachers Award and the FCA Champion of Character Award.


Bryce is a National Honor Society member. He also is active in the Finance and Investments Club, World Language and Culture Club, 707 Group and the Health and Wellness Club while serving as President of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Vice President of the Student Council.


He will attend the University of Georgia and plans to major in business and finance.



Ellie Runyan (Scholarship Recipient)

Ellie played soccer at Frederica Academy and also ran for the cross country team. A standout for the cross country team, she was a two-time girls individual state champion while leading the Lady Knights to a runner-up team finish as a junior and a state championship as a senior.


Ellie was named all-state three times and all-region five times while winning two individual region championships.


In soccer, she was captain for the Lady Knights state runner-up team and was a four-time all-region and all-state selection.


Her academic achievements include taking Honors curriculum in advanced math, advanced science, advanced English and advanced Spanish. She is a member of National Honor Society and National Spanish Honor Society. She is also a member of the Health and Wellness Club, Math Team, Humane Society Teen Board, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and United Way Teen Board. She also is a student council representative.


She serves as a volunteer for Southeast Georgia Health System, St. Simons and Brunswick Library and Manna House.


Ellie will attend Auburn University and plans to major in biological sciences.



Katelyn Sitz


Katelyn played basketball and soccer for Frederica Academy while also running cross country. In basketball, she lettered four times and served as team captain as a senior. In cross country, she also earned four letters, made all-region four times and was an all-state selection as a senior after placing fifth at the state meet.


In soccer, Katelyn also earned four letters, helped Frederica win four region titles and also finish second in the state as a junior.


She has been on the Head of School List for making straight A’s throughout high school. She is a member of the National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society and earned an AP Scholar Award.


She is a member of the Pirates of the Spanish Main, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Humane Society Teen Board. She is vice president of the World Language and Culture Club and secretary of the Cultural Awareness Club. She volunteered with Kids Can Fish and Sports 4 Us.


Katelyn will attend the University of Georgia and major in biology with a focus on pre-med.



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