Chirafisi, Pincombe win Kromrey awards

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Bella Chirafisi and Tyler Pincombe were named the recipients of the Constance Threinen and Stan Angell awards on Tuesday, June 6.

One female and male student in eighth grade at Kromrey Middle School are recognized each spring for their outstanding athletic and academic leadership throughout their time at school. The students are selected by the Kromrey physical education and core staff members.

Chirafisi an accomplished swimmer who has competed at the national level in several events. She also is participated on the Kromrey track team. Her best time in the mile this year was 5 minutes, 36 seconds.

Pincombe participated in the Kromrey ski club. He has played for multiple years in the Bluebirds Basketball Program and also plays summer baseball.

Threinen is a former Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District Board of Education member, while Angell is a former principal at Krormey.

Chirafisi's parents, Corey and Tina, were on hand for the presentation as were Pincombe's parents, Brad and Carol, along with his older sisters, Madison and Morgan. Each student received a medal and will had their name added to a trophy. They also received a gift certificate from Keva Sports Center and a wellness T-shirt.

Kromrey physical education teachers Nicole Love, Mike Meeteer, Heidi O'Connor and Jerry Schmidlkofer were also on hand for the presentation.

"Bella and Tyler are deserving of the award because of their kindness, sportsmanship, and work ethic,'' Love said. "They both demonstrate leadership qualities beyond that of their young age. Bella and Tyler also try their best at whatever is presented to them in class. ... There are many wortbhy eighth-graders at Kromrey and these two have gone above and beyond to be noticed for their outstanding qualities.''