Monday’s Phil Womble Ethics Award recipient and Scholar-Athlete of the Year hail from Cate School.
Junior Joshua Yaro and senior Annie Weis were recognized by the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table for their exceptional contributions on and off the playing field.
Yaro was given the Womble Award, awarded to student-athletes that exhibit strong leadership skills and actively participate in community service.
Yaro, a Santa Barbara County champion in the high jump, was a key component of Cate’s past two CIF Championships in boys soccer. Yaro comes to Cate from Ghana and was recently given a $5,000 grant to develop water-purifying systems for small villages back home this summer.
“Josh is amazing in every sense of the word,” said Cate Athletic Director Wade Ransom.
Cate senior Annie Weis was given the Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award. The three-sport varsity athlete will be attending the University of Pennslyvania next year.
“She’s an amazing soccer player, she’s an even better student than she is a soccer player, and an even more impressive young woman than she is a student,” said Weis’ soccer coach and teacher Lisa Holmes. “She’s the whole package.”