The Westbank Quarterback Club honored its male and female West Bank high school athletes of the year during its Ennis H. Grundmeyer Awards Banquet on May 20. The honorees were Marlain Veal, a basketball player from Helen Cox High School in Harvey, and Jenna Parker, a softball player at Academy of Our Lady High School in Marrero.
The awards were announced by Brad Grundmeyer, son of the late Ennis H. Grundmeyer, who reorganized the Westbank Quarterback Club.
After lettering during all four years of high school, Parker has signed to play softball with Shelton State College in Alabama. She had an overall batting average of .529.
At the banquet, these young men were recognized as the outstanding male athletes of the quarter: Roydell Brown, basketball, Helen Cox High School; Keyton Thompson, basketball, Landry-Walker High School; Tyree Thompson, baseball, Edna Karr High School; Cameron Bertot and Mason Mauro, wrestling, Archbishop Shaw High School; and Dylan Chesterman and Scott Vedros, bowling, Archbishop Shaw High School.
At the banquet, these young women were recognized as the outstanding female athletes of the quarter: Katie Bertucci and Ashley DiSalvo, bowling, and Cailey Folse and Jenna Parker, softball, Academy of Our Lady; Hayley Barbazon and Brianna Duguette, softball, and Toni Corso, track and field, Belle Chasse High School; Ebony Hills, indoor track, John Ehret High School; Tristen Ekinia, Courtney Pellegrin and Kassilynn Rojas, softball, Fisher High School; Brennan Bourgeois, softball, Thomas Jefferson High School; and Rikianne Patterson, track and field, Edna Karr High School.
The club also honored Ebony Hills, of John Ehret High School, winner of the state 5A girls 300 hurdles championship; Lamar Peters, of Helen Cox High School, 4A basketball player of the year; and Marshall Jackson, of L.W. Higgins High School, 5A basketball high school coach of the year.