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EHS Girls Basketball's Allen-Threadgill Wins O'Gorman Scholarship

Immediate Release

April 6, 2022

EHS Girls Basketball's Jamie Allen-Threadgill was honored as this year’s female recipient of the prestigious George O’Gorman Scholarship Award. 

J. Allen-ThreadgillAs a sports reporter for both The Times and The Trentonian, George O’Gorman covered high school girls’ basketball for six decades. Although he reported on many competitive CVC, Prep, MCT, and NJSIAA games and championships involving the local teams, O’Gorman is best known for appreciating and highlighting the players who weren’t necessarily the stat leaders or stars of their teams.

 Mr. O’Gorman’s game stories often detailed the efforts and contributions of players known as unsung heroes for their grit and selfless performances, and Allen-Threadgill filled that role with aplomb for the Blue Devils, who finished the year as county and sectional champions and a Top 20 team in the statewide rankings.

As a senior leader on a young squad, Allen-Threadgill was a steady inside presence and a key part of the Blue Devils' high-powered offense and stingy defense.  She also turned in some key performances during the Blue Devils tournament runs and always demonstrated composure and sportsmanship. 

"Jamie‘s amazing attitude and outstanding character reflect the very essence of this honor," Ewing Athletic Director Kyle Kaminskas stated.  "I'm sure Jamie will continue to make her family, teammates, coaches, school and community extremely proud."

"All of us who have been around Mercer County scholastic sports for a while know what a kind and good person George O'Gorman was," Ewing Superintendent Michael Nitti commented. "He truly cared about the student-athletes of the area.  It is an honor for us to have one of our Ewing High School students garner such a great award named after a great man."