- Post by: mcalibrary
- December 15, 2023
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SCHOLAR ATHLETE AWARD
Jazz and Ann Louise Diminick had 5 terrific boys who turned out to be great athletes, excellent students and model citizens. They were achievement oriented kids who were a credit to their family and the community. Gary, the oldest, became a Civil Engineer; Kenny, a dentist now specializing in Orthodontics; Joe, a successful, rising young business executive; Eddie , a Petroleum Engineer and John, now an Honor Student at Lafayette University. Then with their sixth boy Jazz and Ann Louise got really serious.
It is no slight to the others to say that Mike was the Masterpiece. His older brothers take as much pride in Mike’s achievements as He does. But in a family of Achievers, Mike Diminick is the quintessential achiever.
Despite his outstanding Academic and Athletic Credentials, School Superintendent Joseph B. Warner told a group of people gathered to honor Mike as the Nation’s Outstanding Scholar Athlete, that His biggest contribution to the School District was neither in Athletics or Scholastics. He felt his biggest contribution was in the inspiration he provided to other, younger students. And the importance he attached to becoming active in student activities.
Mike will continue his studies at Duke University on a football scholarship. He will major in Pre-Med and wants to become and Orthopedic Surgeon. Duke University tested its 1200 incoming freshmen and invited 60 of them to the Durham Campus for a weekend of further testing and personal interviews. From those 60 they chose 20 as Angier Biddle Duke Fellows. These 20 Fellowships are the most prestigious awards given by the Duke Foundation. As an A.B. Duke Fellow, Mike will have an opportunity to be an Exchange Student with Oxford University in England and also with two other American Universities which he may choose.