2023 Federal Way Mirror Athletes of the Year Announced
- Press Release
Federal Way Public Schools (FWPS) and the Federal Way Mirror teamed up at the Athlete of the Year Celebration to honor 16 scholar-athletes for their athleticism and hard work throughout the school year and name the top-voted male and female athlete as the 2023 Athlete of the Year. The program, held at Federal Way High School, included remarks from FWPS Athletic Director Jerry Peterson and FWPS Superintendent Dr. Dani Pfeiffer, a presentation of awards, and entertaining performances showcasing each high school’s unique school culture and pride.
Two male and two female student-athletes from each comprehensive high school were recognized individually with a custom-framed sports card and a reading of their sports and academic accolades. Decatur’s jazz band provided a fantastic couple of jazzy musical arrangements, Federal Way High School’s cheer team performed lively routines, Thomas Jefferson High School brought their lively drum line, and Todd Beamer’s Pacific Islander Club performed an energetic set of dances.
The highlighted athletes came from all sports – track and field, wrestling, fastpitch, basketball, and others. From each of the high schools, the nominated athletes were:
“I want to congratulate each and every one of our nominees for their tremendous achievements,” shared Dr. Pfeiffer. “Your hard work and dedication have not gone unnoticed, and you should be incredibly proud of all that you have accomplished. You are each an inspiration to all of us, and I have no doubt that you will continue to achieve great things in the future.”
FWPS is proud to provide all scholars with the opportunity to participate in sports and to see so many star performing athletes. Thank you to Federal Way Mirror for your support, and to FWPS athletic staff who helped make this event possible, and to the scholar-athletes for being a peer model of sportsmanship and hard work. Finally, congratulations Isaiah and Sina for being named 2023 Athlete of the Year!