Castle Athletics is proud to announce that Steven Tenorio, a student athlete on the Castle Boys 13U Team and previously recognized as a Castle Student-Athlete of the Month, was named Salutatorian of IS 528 at the Bea Fuller Rodgers School in Washington Heights this June.  Steven has always been a strong, dedicated, vocal and academically achieving student.  But, this year, in 8th grade, he knew he would have to shift into another gear in order to reach his full potential as a student.  So, he dedicated over an hour a week to studying Geometry and Science with the Castle Athletics Khan Academy tutoring program.  Castle requires all student-athletes to complete weekly online virtual tutoring in order to participate in any games or activities.  Steven never missed a week. The focus and structure provided by weekly tutoring created the scaffolding for his success to grow and he was rewarded with the honor of being named Salutatorian.  Coach Jessie Sapp noted that “Steven has pursued strongly his academics and realizes that, to be complete, he must be well-grounded in both athletics and academics.  We are so proud of his development and know that he will continue on this tremendous path.”

Castle Athletics has a deeply ingrained programmatic commitment to not only the athletic development of our student-athletes, but also, to their academic successes.  Steven Tenorio exemplifies our mission of supporting the growth of student-athletes in NYC.