Senior Athlete Of The Week: Kelsey Attamante


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Think you’ve been busy since the new year started? Consider what Verona High School senior Kelsey Attamante has been doing.

In an eight-day span she placed second in the 800m, took third place in pole vault and third as a member of VHS’ 4 x400m relay team in the SEC Championships. She also was part of the distance medley team that broke a VHS record and was lead leg on the 3200m relay team at the Essex County Relay Championships. For her achievements, the girls winter track team co-captain is this week’s Verona Sports Boosters Senior Athlete of the Week.

Gene Leporati, who coaches the team, says Attamante is “a very motivated and inspirational leader”.  She has been a part of the track program since her freshman year at VHS and also has been a key scorer for the VHS girls soccer team. When not out for track or soccer, the honor roll student participates in activities like the high school’s Heroes & Cool Kids mentoring program.

During the 2012-2013 school year, the Verona Sports Boosters will be recognizing a different senior athlete at Verona High School every week. The Boosters support male and female athletes in all VHS sports through a variety of fundraisers and recognition events.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected].


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