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PressBox, GBMC Honor Catonsville High School's Michael Jacoby With Unsung Hero Award

April 14, 2015

PressBox and GBMC have teamed up to honor one high school student-athlete each month who demonstrates sportsmanship, school spirit, hard work and dedication. 

The seventh honoree is Catonsville High School senior Michael Jacoby.

GBMC Unsung Hero April 2015: Catonsville High School's Michael Jacoby
Catonsville High School principal Dr. William Heiser, honoree's mother Anne Sheehan, Michael Jacoby, PressBox publisher Stan Charles, honoree's father Scott Jacoby

To nominate a student-athlete for consideration, click here. 

In addition to playing Allied soccer, Allied bowling and Allied softball, Jacoby is also a Special Olympics swimmer and a rec football and basketball player.

Jacoby was nominated by Catonsville High School Allied Sports coach and special education teacher Alicia Brady, who wrote:

"[Michael] is a true friend and inspiration to many around him, who does not stand still long enough to experience his own accomplishments so I would like for the sports world to stop a moment and let him enjoy this award."

Jacoby was also honored with a Spirit of Soccer Award by the Maryland State Soccer Coaches, and has earned several medals as a Special Olympics athlete and Allied Sports athlete at Catonsville. 

Brady highlighted Jacoby's support for his fellow teammates.

"Despite his many accolades, Michael is never too busy to cheer on his less talented crew of students in Functional Academics with more severe disabilities, sacrificing his own wins to make sure they succeed on the playing field," Brady wrote.

In addition to his athletic activities, Jacoby enjoys being on stage as well, auditioning and earning roles in Catonsville's plays and school musicals.

Brady also praised Jacoby for demonstrating the ideals of sportsmanship and friendship and caring for others.

"[He's] always the last off the bus at away games -- making sure everyone gets off the bus safely," Brady wrote. "He stops his own game to cheer his friends from the sidelines."

Watch video of the award presentation: 

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