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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Baker student chosen for US Paralympics All-American team

Posted by Comm. Dept. in Schools  |  Comments (22)

Fifty-three athletes named 2012 U.S. Paralympics Track and Field 
High School All-Americans


Congratulations Aaron Moore, Baker High School student, the U.S. Paralympics, a division of the United States Olympic Committee, is pleased to announce his selection to the 2012 U.S. Paralympics Track and Field High School All-Americans!  Aaron is one of 53 athletes chosen throughout the United States! This is the third year that U.S. Paralympics has honored the top high school track and field athletes who have a physical disability. 
Six of the high school All-American athletes represented the USA in the London 2012 Paralympic Games, which shows the quality and competitiveness of the All-American selections.

Coached by Ms. Jennifer Coppage, with the City of Mobile.  Through her hard work and training for disabled students, Aaron is a champion shot putter, for the goal ball team-The Mobile Mayhems!

“Each year, we see more and more talent rising out of the high school ranks,” said Cathy Sellers, high performance director for U.S. Paralympics Track and Field. “This is an exceptional group of athletes. Young athletes who are competing at a high level builds toward future Games success. With six athletes from this list competing in the London 2012 Paralympic Games, and all but one making the finals, the future looks bright. To see a high school athlete become ranked one of the top eight in the world is quite an accomplishment.London was the experience of a lifetime with more than 80,000 screaming fans at every track and field session.”

The selection criteria weigh multiple performances by each athlete compared against the “A” standard for the U.S. Paralympics Track & Field National Team. The ranking list is not a conventional list, as the results are weighted according to the level and type of disability. The general disability categories of athletes named to the All-American list are visual impairment (11-13), intellectual disability (20), cerebral palsy (33-38), dwarfism (40), amputation/limb loss (41-46) and spinal cord injury (51-58). Athletes were selected based on their performances in the 2012 season and high school attendance during the 2011-12 school years.

2012 U.S. Paralympics High School All-Americans Roster
name (classification) hometown (high school) 

Shot

  1. Aaron Moore (13)Mobile, AL (Baker)                      7.51m
  2. Mark Braun (54) Mounds View, MN (Irondale)             6.91m
  3. Sean Burns (53) Matthews, NC (Weddington)                5.40m
  4. Dylan Wilson (54)Hoover, AL. (SpainPark)                    6.45m
  5. Kaleb Mackey (37)Ramona,OK(Afton)                         8.65m
  6. Matthew Jessen (34)Altoona, IA (Southeast Polk)          6.11m

For more information, please contact Beth Bourgeois, U.S. Paralympics, at 719-866-2039 or beth.bourgeois@usoc.org.

 

 

 


Comments on "Baker student chosen for US Paralympics All-American team"

11/23/2012 6:46:51 PM CST

1. Cary Langham said...

Great Job Aaron!!! Your uncle is so proud of you.  Keep up the good work.

11/21/2012 9:08:42 AM CST

2. mdoswell said...

I have goosebumps just reading of your accomplishments. It is proof that with determination any task/goal can be achieved. Thank you for you inspiration. 

11/19/2012 8:52:51 PM CST

3. George L. Langham said...

Congratulations Aaron!!!

You deserve.

11/16/2012 10:42:14 AM CST

4. Carolyn Belle said...

Great job, Aaron!  You are the example of a person with a disability, not a disabled person.  Continue on the course to greatness.

11/6/2012 10:39:38 AM CST

5. Way to go Aaron! said...

11/5/2012 12:14:51 PM CST

6. Angela Moore said...

Congratulations Aaron!  Keep working hard!

11/5/2012 12:16:54 AM CST

7. Angela Moore said...

Congratulations Aaron!  I am so proud of you! Continue to represent your community, family and school as a positive role model for yout peers.  I wish to you great success.

Angela Moore

School Improvement Specialist/Instructional Coach 

11/2/2012 10:42:26 AM CST

8. Karen Cannon said...

CONGRATULATIONS AARON ON YOUR VICTORIOUS ACHIEVEMENT!  YOU ARE A DEFINITE POSITIVE TO THE MOBILE COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM AND TO OUR COMMUNITY!  KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!

11/1/2012 3:30:36 PM CST

9. Lennie Rome said...

So proud of YOU!!!!

 

11/1/2012 11:28:17 AM CST

10. Darryl Porter said...

Congratulations and Good Luck

11/1/2012 10:51:38 AM CST

11. Darlene Calloway Chambers said...

Congratulations AARON!

Thank you for representing Mobile, Alabama, your family, and Baker High School.   

11/1/2012 9:53:05 AM CST

12. Darlene Calloway Chambers said...

KUDOS!

Well done young man.

11/1/2012 9:37:25 AM CST

13. Rachael Davis said...

Congratulations Aaron!!!!!!!!!!!  I know you will excel in Florida. 

10/31/2012 1:55:32 PM CST

14. Dr. Eggleston said...

OUTSTANIDNG JOG AARON.   Good luck.  I know you will do well.

10/31/2012 1:18:12 PM CST

15. Rebecca Murray said...

Wow- what an honor! Thank you, Aaron, for your hard work and the example you are setting for our community. 

 

10/31/2012 12:08:43 PM CST

16. Beverly Kinard said...

Congratulation for an outstanding job. Keep up the good work,  

Beverly Kinard

10/31/2012 11:17:49 AM CST

17. Denise Stamps-Johnson said...

WAY TO GO AARON!!!!!

10/31/2012 11:06:49 AM CST

18. Sylvia Orso said...

CONGRATULATIONS AARON!!!  GOOD LUCK.

SYLVIA ORSO

CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION

LIBRARY MEDIA SERVICES

10/31/2012 11:05:36 AM CST

19. Stephanie Danzy said...

Congratulations Aaron,

We are all so proud of you! This is an honor for you, your family and your school.

Best Wishes,

10/31/2012 11:04:28 AM CST

20. Sylvia Orso said...

CONGRATULATIONS AARON!!!  GOOD LUCK.

SYLVIA ORSO

CURRICULUM & iNSTRUCTION

LIBRARY MEDIA SERVICES

10/31/2012 9:40:50 AM CST

21. Donna Greep said...

As a teacher of the visually impaired for the Southwest Regional School for the Deaf and Blind, I have had the pleasure of working with Aaron during his high school years.  We are so proud of his achievements, and we expect to see great things in his future.

10/31/2012 7:23:24 AM CST

22. Tiffany Hearn said...

CONGRATS AARON!!!  GOOD LUCK.

 TIFFANY HEARN

CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION

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