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Check out CPS' November Athletes of the Month!
Congrats to Jaden Harris and A'riah Johnson for being named Scholar Athletes of the Month in November!
Jaden Harris - Hughes High School, Cross Country, Senior
Nominated be Maurice Henderson
Jaden has been a part of the cross country team all 4 years of high school. He has been consistent in his efforts for the program. Jaden puts forth 110% at practice and in meets. He has struggled with some of the meet courses but prevails to complete them all. Jaden is a 3-sport athlete where he has become a leader in all of them. He has become a leader for the team and puts forth 110% while he is in practice and on the course. He has also encouraged others as they participate in the meet and practice.
Jaden has been part of Speak up, Speak out and has consistently been a student athlete who has spoken up for athletics. Jaden is also involved in his church and the youth department there. Jaden has consistently been on the B honor roll since his freshman year. He is currently on track for graduation and looking to attend Xavier University in the fall.
A'riah Johnson - Gamble Montessori, Volleyball, Senior
Nominated by Kenton Estill and Kitty Harris
A'riah is the perfect example of the meaning Student-Athlete. While being ranked #3 in her class, she still manages to lead as the team captain and puts in extra work after practice. Before practice, you can catch her studying hard or volunteering her time to be an in-house tutor to her teammates. As the team Captain A'riah led our team to 2022 CMAC Blue division conference championship with an undefeated record during the regular season in our conference. She made 1st Team All Conference and is up for Player Of The Year. She leads our team in at least 85% of team stats.
She is just a born leader. A'riah also plays basketball for Gamble, is President of the FFA (Future Farmers of America) at Gamble and is also on the leadership board. On the weekends when A'riah is not practicing or studying, she helps the elderly at her church with mass and visits a nursing home to help the elderly.