This past month, the entire Homewood community has been shaken, but we remain united and strong through our love for Aniah, our true Patriot. Aniah is one of those student athletes I wish I could have kept on my team forever. As a teammate, Aniah had a way of making the best of every situation with her laugh. Till this day I can close my eyes and hear her. She is what I call an impact player. As a senior she was voted by her team as the Patriot Award winner. The Patriot Award is awarded every season to one student athlete that encompases a true Patriot. One who exhibits; exemplary character on and off of the field, leadership skills to promote a team mentality, and a true passion for others and their success. During Aniah’s time with the Homewood Softball Team, I was able to witness a young lady transform into a strong leader and positive role model for our team and community. She was committed in everything she did and she thrived on being a part of something bigger than herself while at HHS. I will continue to hold Aniah’s family and friends in my thoughts and prayers.
Picture: Scott Butler