been a crucial part of his development. “The skills I have learned in each sport have helped me become the man I am today,” he says. “Each sport has taught me different things that I have been able to use in life. I have never been scared of failure.” And though he will be on our campus for only one year, Casey knows that Avon was the perfect choice to help him prepare for a tough transition to college life. “Avon has provided me with the skills to become a very successful college student,” he says. “Coming to Avon is the best thing I have ever done. It has changed my life in a way that I will forever be grateful for, and it will always be a part of my life.”
Avon Sophomore Competes in National Track Event
Friday, March 9, just days into the March break, Elijah Gordon ’20 was in New York City at the New Balance Track and Field Center competing in the New Balance National Indoor Track and Field Championship. The event hosts more than 3,500 of the country’s best track and field student-athletes from 40-plus states and Canadian provinces—all of them looking to run, hurdle, jump, throw, and walk their way to titles and All-American honors in 48 boys’ and girls’ championship events, plus 40 more Emerging Elite and Freshman events. Elijah is the first athlete in Avon’s history to qualify for an individual event at NBIN. He ran in heat three of seven for the men’s Emerging Elite 60 meter dash. He finished with a time of 7.05 seconds, third in his heat and 13th overall.
The Avonian Spring 2018