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PressBox, GBMC Honor Pikesville High School's Jamie Van Wyk

November 29, 2016
PressBox and GBMC have teamed up to honor one high school student-athlete each month who demonstrates sportsmanship, school spirit, hard work and dedication with the Unsung Hero of the Month award. 

The latest honoree is Pikesville High School cheerleader Jamie Van Wyk.

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

Van Wyck was nominated by varsity cheerleading coach Shaun O'Branski, who highlighted the senior's work ethic and efforts to help others.

"Jamie is a model athlete that every coach dreams of," O'Branski wrote in her nomination. ".... She rarely ever misses a practice and uses her upbeat nature to inspire those around her to work to their fullest potential." 

Beyond her cheerleading commitments, Van Wyck is an active member of the Pikesville High School community. She earned the lead in her school play and was class president for two years. 

She is also focused on improving the lives of those around her. She helped to organize a team breast cancer walk, a Christmas toy drive and a canned food drive to feed the hungry. During the spring, she volunteers by coaching the Baltimore County Special Olympics cheerleading team and helps out with rec camps throughout the county.

"She is hard working and her passion for athletics and helping others is undeniable," O'Branski wrote.

Watch video of the award presentation: