Keynote Speaker: Gabby Douglas
Three-Time Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast
The Bennington Banner and Manchester Journal have a special evening planned for the region’s top high school athletes and coaches — and a special guest to help celebrate their accomplishments.
Three-time Olympic gymnastics gold medalist Gabby Douglas will be the honored guest for the inaugural Manchester Journal and Bennington Banner Regional All Stars gala and dinner.
Student-athletes will be recognized in 20 different sports from Mount Anthony Union High School, Burr and Burton Academy, Arlington Memorial High School, Long Trail School, Stratton Mountain School, and Hoosick Falls and Cambridge Central schools in New York. The top student-athletes in each will be announced in upcoming editions of the Banner and Journal starting on Friday, April 28.
The honors won’t stop at athletic achievement. The student-athletes and coaches in attendance also will be in contention for special awards for academic achievement, courage, perseverance, and leadership that will be announced at the gala.
In addition to athletes and coaches of the year honors for boys’ and girls’ sports, awards will be given for remarkable comeback stories, unsung heroes who made their teams’ successes possible, and ambassadors whose effort and dedication promoted a positive reputation for their school and their teammates. A team of the year will also be recognized for its 2016-17 athletic achievement.
Regional All Stars Gala Event will honor the top athletes and coaches from: Mount Anthony, Burr & Burton, Hoosick Falls, Cambridge, Arlington, Long Trail and Stratton Mountain School. Dinner is included with all tickets. Seating will be assigned. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Awards start at 6:00 p.m.