On Tuesday, nearly 200 athletes were recognized at the annual Athletic Awards Night, concluding the 2018/19 athletic year. It was a great night of celebrating accomplishments as well as sharing in the excitement for the future.
At the end of the night, the Centurion of the Year Award was presented to Elysse Carrillo and Danny Pearson. This is Circle’s highest award in the area of athletics voted on by the Athletic staff and Circle Leadership Team.The award goes to a Senior male and female nominee that best exemplifies a total commitment to Christ-like character on and off the field of competition.
The winner of this award is someone that has taken every opportunity to make the most of their God-given abilities and has set an example of hard work and good sportsmanship. This person must also exhibit selfless character and a desire to make others better.
Congratulations, to Elysse Carrillo and Danny Pearson for receiving the 2018-19 Centurion of the Year award!
Elysse Carrillo is 18 years old and a graduate of Circle Christian School Class of 2019 this May. Her H.S. school academic achievement exceeds 4.2 GPA weighted average. Elysse has played varsity soccer with Circle Christian School’s Centurions for five years. During her tenure in soccer she led as captain for three consecutive seasons (2016-2018). She was also the recipient of The Circle School Athletics’ Mighty In Spirit Award two consecutive years (2017 & 2018). And, in 2019, was awarded Class 1A, 2nd Team District 4. In 2018, she joined the Track and Field Varsity team at Circle Christian School. She was honored to receive the Lady of Valor Award in 2018 and placed 8th at the Florida State Championships for the Girl’s 4x800m relay Class 1A Track & Field in 2018, her first official 800m race of the season. She holds multiple Circle Christian School’s sprint records: Individual firsts in the 100m and the 400m dash, Second overall in the 200m dash as well as the Girl’s Centurions 1st place in the 4x400m and the 4x800m relays as part of two highly skilled track teams. When Elysse is not on the field or at the track, her hobbies include writing music, binge-reading novels, net fishing, painting, photography, and watching both romantic comedies and action movies. This coming school year she will play soccer and run track at the collegiate level for the Scots at Covenant College. At Covenant, she plans to pursue her love of English and Creative Writing to become a children’s book author in order to inspire children to think for themselves and to share the light of Christ. Elysse has been richly blessed during her time at Circle Christian School and knows that God has prepared her “for such a time as this”. She is honored to be nominated for the Girl’s Centurion of the Year Award 2018-2019.
I have been participating in Circle Athletics since 7th Grade when I joined the soccer team. Being a part of that team has been a fundamental part of my life and has molded me into the man I am today. I love the sport dearly, but I cherish the community and the memories it has given me even more. I also have been part of the tennis team, swim team, and the track team. Each helped broaden my skill set and perspective in different ways. I enjoy surfing, biking, hanging out with my friends, listening to music, and writing. I plan to attend Palm Beach Atlantic University this fall to study Communications and explore the possibility of Pre-Law. I am thankful for the advantages provided for me so far in life and I am thrilled to see what opportunities lie in my future. – Danny Pearson