Congratulations to the 2013-2014 Bernard Wilkes Award Winner. Here is what Tammy Talley, the District Athletic Director had to say last Friday:
"This year’s recipient has been in public education for over 23 years as a Teacher, an Athletic Director, a coach and a Dean. Rosalyn Bloxom-Johnson, from Lee High School received the prestigious honor of winning the “Bernard Wilkes Award” ... at the All Gateway Conference Banquet. Coach Johnson has been a staple at Lee High for 18 of her 23 years. Her sincere generosity and compassion for students is unparallel and doesn’t go unnoticed. She strives to make sure her coaches, parents and student/athletes are well informed. She makes herself available at all times and never turns a deaf ear to anyone. Every student athlete that has prospered under her tutelage benefited from wellness to ensure they set their sights beyond high school. Congratulations Coach Johnson, we all appreciate her hard work, time and efforts."
It is a great honor to call Coach Bloxom-Johnson one of our own and our Athletic Director! Congratulations, your hard work and dedication to the athletic programs at Robert E. Lee High School has not gone unnoticed.
The Robert E. Lee Senior High School 2013-2014 Athletic Awards Ceremony will be held Friday, May 30th at 6:00 PM in the Lee Auditorium.
You are cordially invited to attend a celebratory reception highlighting the individual and team accomplishments of our 2013-2014 athletic programs. Appropriate attire is required. No jeans, shorts, flip flops, mini skirts or gym shoes. Young men must wear slacks and a collared shirt and/or tie. Photojournalist will be in attendance. Light refreshments will be served.
We invite you to join us as we prepare for the Inaugural Marcedes Lewis Football Camp in Jacksonville, an event which is open to youths living in and around our community. The camp will be held Saturday, June 7th, 2014, and is free of charge to boys and girls ages 7 through 17 years of age. This event provides children and young adults with a comprehensive health and fitness experience, including specialized coaching in all facets of football. Participants need not have prior football experience, as the main purpose is to instill an understanding of the benefits of physical fitness. We offer strength and conditioning instruction by specialists and emphasize ways for participants to maximize their athletic ability. Marcedes leads a staff that includes high school coaches, active collegiate players, and professional athletes, all of whom interact with participants throughout the day. Marcedes and his staff discuss the importance of education with children and share personal anecdotes meant to inspire and motivate kids towards a brighter future.
Our Foundation is a non-profit organization that promotes youth sports as a key aspect of developing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It was established by Marcedes Lewis, whose own success with sports led to the fulfillment of his childhood dream. The Foundation encourages children and young adults to participate in youth sports to facilitate personal, social, and academic growth. The annual Marcedes Lewis Football Camp is a yearly culmination of these goals. In addition to receiving specialized sports instruction, participants are also treated to health and fitness education, collaborative learning opportunities, and the experience of listening to motivational speakers. Lunch is provided free of charge, and every participant will receive a t-shirt, drawstring backpack, and an autographed action photograph of Marcedes Lewis, embossed with our sponsors’ logos.
Childhood obesity continues to persist, and we believe our Foundation is helping lead our youth back towards a healthier, more active lifestyle. We hope you will become as passionate about our mission as we are.
Yvonne C. Withers
C: (562) 213-7569
TONIGHT - May 14th at 6pm the Jacksonville Giants partner with Duval County Public Schools and the Self Movement Foundation who helps students pursue a higher education by reducing tuition costs. Special Guest will be Alan Conerly whose life was forever changed in March 2011 by a distracted driver. Alan can finally get his senior year back! Admission is FREE and the Student Voice Scholarship will be awarded to 2 deserving students. There will be a live DJ - FOOD - FOLKS and FUNtastic Basketball. "Again" admission is FREE. Come out and witness the excitement!