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Ayo has been successful at running since being a student at Albert Leonard Middle School where she excelled as a sprinter and long jumper. At NRHS all she did was win; Scholastic National Champion in 55m hurdles, NYS Champion and record holder in 55m hurdles, NYS Champion in 100m hurdles, NYS Indoor Champion in the Long Jump, Gannett Athlete of the Year and Con Ed Award winner. She also graduated in the top of her class and received the P.O.W.E.R. Outstanding Woman Award. Atterberry earned a full college scholarship and was awarded NCAA All-American and All-Atlantic Conference honors. She was multiple time ACC Champion and team captain. Ayo was named one of the top 50 athletes to the ACC 50th Anniversary Women’s Indoor Track and Field Team.
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Frank Corvino is the only New Rochellean to win the Golden Gloves and he did it at the age of 18, while a senior at NRHS. Corvino’s achievement was so highly regarded that Floyd Patterson interviewed him. Patterson was quoted as saying, “I have never seen an amateur or pro throw combinations and put them together like you did.” The victory was celebrated in New Rochelle on “Frank Corvino Day.” At the age of 49, Frank won the Ringside World Championships.
Corvino teaches boxing six days a week and enjoys working with youth and training future fighters. Frank has been honored by Ring 30 as Fighter of the Year.
Joseph W. “Joe” Handelman
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Joe started running to Roosevelt Elementary School in the 1930’s and has not stopped yet. He has participated in over 1200 races and run in excess of 60,000 miles. He has won over 700 age group awards. Handelman ran track and cross-country throughout high school and was cross-country captain in his senior year. An excellent student, Joe was NRHS Class Valedictorian. This academic excellence allowed him to attend Princeton University where he continued to run track and cross-country.
The day before his 77th birthday, Joe completed his eleventh 50K race. He has been running marathons for over 30 years and continues to attend running clinics to become a better runner.
At an early age Earl became interested and involved in sports. He spent every waking hour in City park participating in football, basketball and baseball. Earl later became captain of the three major sports varsity teams at NRHS. The basketball team had the most successful season a team had ever had with an overall record of 19-2. They won the City Championship, the Westchester County Section 1 Title and Section 1 Open Championship. Earl earned All-County honors in all three sports. Earl accepted a full football scholarship and started every game his junior and senior year. He was voted second team All-Big Ten Conference. He helped the University Wisconsin-Madison Badgers go from one win in his sophomore year to one loss in his senior year.
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Rashiem is a well known name in NRHS basketball. While playing varsity basketball Rashiem was selected First Team All-County and First Team All-League. He was named team captain for 2 years and scored 20 points and averaged 14 rebounds per game. Upon graduation, Rashiem entered Buffalo State College. Rash worked hard in college and made the All-Tournament Team at the Holiday Classic two years in a row. He also made the All-Tournament SUNYAC Team, was selected team captain and voted Buffalo’s MVP. Upon graduation he was appointed Asst. Men’s Basketball Coach. He also coached at the NY Knicks Camp and directed the LA Lakers Camp. Rash represented the USA as a coach in China. He currently coaches the Westchester Hawks Select Team.
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