Student- Athletes of the Month

Amaya Lewis
IS 61-William A Morris
7th Grade

Amaya has excelled in the classroom this year, she is currently on the Principal's List, maintaining a 95 GPA. Amaya regularly attends New Heights academic programming and continues to work hard to excel in the classroom.

Amaya has also been a vital part on her middle school girls team, playing valuable minutes as the leader of the team as a 7th grader.  Possessed with good guard skills and court sense, she has helped the team to a tremendous winter season. At New Heights, she plays on the talented 7th grade team. She is a consistent presence at all evening and weekend practices, and continues to work hard to compete at the highest level. New Heights coaches hope she continues her strong effort and consistent play throughout the spring and summer months ultimately preparing her for another middle school season.

Amaya has demonstrated an understanding for being a true student-athlete.  She has excelled this year both on the court and in the classroom and NH coaches look for more steady improvement.


Sydney Wilson
St Raymond’s High School
11th Grade

Sydney has been a model student-athlete since joining New Heights his sophomore year. His effort and commitment to academics have been consistent over the first and second marking period, leading to a 91 average. For his efforts, Sydney has been on the school Honor Roll for both marking periods.

In addition to all of his success in the classroom, Sydney was a vital part of the varsity team at St Rays this season.  Sydney was selected as a first team CHSAA selection as a junior, scoring 15 points per game. Sydney personally had a great year, but with three returning starters and loaded with talent, St Rays had a disappointing season. Sydney has continued his scoring during the AAU Under Armour circuit, 2nd on the team in scoring with 14 pts/game. His slashing ability, defensive tenacity and leadership make him a valuable contributor, subsequently garnering the attention of many college coaches.

Sydney is becoming a true student-athlete, and he’s demonstrating that he can compete at the highest levels academically and athletically.