Cate Ambrose of Riverside High School has been named the 2016-17 Gatorade South Carolina Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year. Ambrose is the first runner from Riverside honored with the award.
The award recognizes only outstanding athletic excellence, high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the race course, distinguish Ambrose as South Carolina’s best high school girls cross country runner.
Noah Hannon of Greer High School was a finalist in the 2016 Wendy’s High School Heisman Award.
Hannon was an All-State selection, finalist for Mr. Football and also was a national competitor for the school’s Virtual Enterprise team that traveled to New York.
Antoine Kahaleh and Abagail Smith were named Riverside High School’s Wendy’s Heisman Award winners.
Smith participated in cross-country and track and Kahaleh in football. Smith advanced to become a state finalist.?
The Riverside Speech and debate Team won its 9th consecutive 1st Place Team Sweepstakes Award at the 2017 PanoRAMa Speech Tournament at Hillcrest High School on Jan. 14.
Several Riverside students also won individual event championships:
CLEMSON — A team of Clemson University researchers and an Upstate businessman believe they can help make football a little safer by creating a facemask that can help reduce the severity of head injuries by increasing overall helmet protection.
The researchers are Gregory Batt, an assistant professor in the Clemson food, nutrition and packaging sciences department; John DesJardins, an associate professor of bioengineering and director of the Laboratory of Orthopaedic Design and Engineering; and Alex Bina, a doctoral student in bioengineering who also is a graduate research assistant in food, nutrition and packaging sciences. They are teaming up with Jay Elmore, owner of Green Gridiron to determine how future designs of facemasks can help improve the overall safety of football helmets.