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 Perry Hall High School cross country and track and field star Maxwell Chassagne
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Chassagne, a senior, was nominated by Perry Hall head sprint coach Clark Adelman.
"The words 'unsung hero' really apply to Maxwell," Adelman said during the award presentation. "He works as hard as anybody I've ever had on the track team. He's taken on a real strong leadership role with the team. He does everything we ever ask him to and more."
Adelman praised the extra work Chassagne is putting in during the winter to improve at the hurdles for the upcoming spring season. What sets Chassagne apart, however, has been his leadership and attitude amongst his teammates.
"He has also become a vocal team leader with his own unique style," Adelman wrote in his nomination. "He can be counted on to set expectations with the team and lead the team in stretching, workouts and at meets when coaches are working events."
For Chassagne the award was extra special, as he is the first runner to be honored.
"It means a lot," Chassagne said, "... especially having my coach here to say those things."
Off the track, Chassagne carries a 3.52 GPA and is a member of Perry Hall High School's Best Buddies program. He is considering attending either Towson or Morgan State University and plans to become a teacher and coach after finishing college.
Chassagne's career plans could lead him right back to where he started.
"Hopefully, in a few years, we will be able to welcome him back as a member of our coaching staff," Adelman wrote in his nomination.
Watch video of the award presentation: