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Monday, January 10, 2011

Meet a Rising Star | East Aurora High School's Ryan Boatright Named WGN Prep Athlete of the Week; Contender for Mr. Basketball of Illinois



Congratulations to East Aurora High School's Ryan Boatright, who was just named WGN Prep Athlete of the Week. The rising basketball star, who many compare to Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls, is a contender for Mr. Basketball of Illinois, for the top boys basketball athlete in the state, that produces some of the best in the nation. After high school, Ryan is headed to UConn on a scholarship.

Watch Ryan play outstanding defense and score 55 points in a recent game for East Aurora.

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hard to believe anything good comes out of that school.

Anonymous said...

You are an ass hole.

Anonymous said...

It's only sports scholarships that would ever come out of that shithole school, never any academic scholarships.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to burst your bubble, 6:25 pm. All 3 of my kids got very nice academic scholarships. All graduates of Gates, Waldo, & East High. My oldest is now in medical school.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, because the salutatorian from last year's graduating class got a full ride to Yale.

Where are you - So because you don't read about it on a blog, it does not happen. Open your fucking eyes and and step out of your house moron.

Anonymous said...

Any salutatorian of that shithole school wouldn't even rank in the top 25 of any other area high school. I heard if you hold a C+ average, at East, you're the valedictorian.

Anonymous said...

A few will always be good students. But the majority are gang bangers. They now have all students pass through a metal detector in middle school as well as high school. Since Jan 5th 2 former/current students were killed and 4 actually suffered gun shot wounds. Some school.

Of course Showboat does not have a great student record himself and will be red shirted because of lack of passing the ACT.

Anonymous said...

You think Yale would accept a C student from a shit hole school. Ok, you are pretty much a moron.

Here is an idea, get off your fat ass and help. Make a difference instead of eating. Support an at risk student instead of jerking off. Come to a concert, or theater event instead molesting children.

Anonymous said...

"Come to a concert"--only if you're hard of hearing!

If you want to hear GOOD high school band performances, go to West High. Their administration actually listens to parents & students when it comes to maintaining a quality band program.

Anonymous said...

6:29am

If Yale is giving someone a sports scholarship, its based on their athletic skills. They don't care about academic grades you dumbass.

Anonymous said...

10:16, I do know of at least one 2010 East High graduate who is attending Yale, on an ACADEMIC scholarship.

You're the "dumbass".

Anonymous said...

Actually, Yale would never give a student a scholarship based solely on athletic performance. That's why their teams aren't as impressive as other schools.

If a student was given a scholarship there, even if it was on the condition that they play a sport, it was also because they are smart enough to attend Yale. Which you obviously aren't.

Anonymous said...

You can tell who graduated from East High

Anonymous said...

I did not mean an Athletic scholarship. I never said athletic scholarship. And 1/11 at 8:05 - get over it you fucking moron. Move on.

Anonymous said...

5:21pm
Ivy league schools give 99% of there scholarships based on academics alone. They also give a handful of scholarships based solely on sports excellence since they have a sports program. It doesn't mean those students who excel in academics has to excel in sports anymore than a sports scholarship recipient has to do well in academics. The lack of sports scholarships lends proof as to why Ivy league schools suck in sports unlike other schools who handout buckets of sports scholarships. Why do you think there are so many black athletes in colleges? Do you think they all could afford the tuition otherwise? Most of them graduate at a 4th grade level like you did.

Anonymous said...

5:21 p.m., I refuse to "move on" if it means PRETENDING that administrators made a personnel decision based upon what was best for our students. They did NOT.

I refuse to "get over" administrators giving the middle finger to hundreds of students, parents, and alumni. Those same administrators could very well do the same thing to another well-loved, community-supported teacher.

The three administrators I'm specifically referring to (who are still in D131, supposedly working for US) are:

Marin Gonzalez
Joe Harmon
Clayton Muhammad

Why should they be given a free pass to continue to be rewarded for their role in bullying one of our district's finest?

5:21 p.m., there will come a time when I will "move on": when no one who was responsible for that disastrous decision is collecting a paycheck from District 131.

Anonymous said...

*yawn* Soooooooo boring.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, it's SO boring when administrators tell the public to f#ck off, shut up, and open their wallets.

It's SO boring to read about "Serial Bully" Radakovich being rewarded with a full-time job at Aurora University ON TOP OF his multi-million-dollar pension that WE pay for.

So what qualifies as interesting to you, 8:57 p.m.?

Anonymous said...

"Ryan is headed to UConn..."

Don't be too sure. This is Boatwright/Showboat's THIRD college commitment.

Wherever he ends up, let's hope he learns to be part of a team. So far he's proven himself to be a solo act.

Anonymous said...

Wherever he ends up, he won't be there long enough to matter anyways. All he needs is a year in college and then he's eligible to turn pro, which is what he wants anyway...getting a college education is irrelevant. It's all about "Show me da money".

Anonymous said...

It's soooooo funny to me how grown people can be so involved in high school life. You never grew up did you.

I don't give a shit about what is going on at my old high school.

Anonymous said...

Funny tho how you give shit what other people are discussing about high school news. If it doesn't interest you then don't comment. No one's forcing you to read this. Maybe you should grow up nitwit.

Anonymous said...

Here's what's not being reported anywhere: Boatright is not academically eligible to attend college. Why are people avoiding that? Why?

He'll be a Waubonsee Chief next year.

Anonymous said...

He's doesn't have to be academically eligible. His scholarship is based on sports achievements and excellence alone. His academic grades are irrelevant and not even a consideration. If academics played a role in a sports scholarships, there would be very, very few blacks in college.

Anonymous said...

10:52 a.m., I definitely did grow up--and got a master's degree, and a good job, and raised two college-educated children.

But I definitely DO care about what's going on at East High School! Especially when it concerns how our tax dollars are spent, and how our teachers are treated.

And if that's "sooooo funny" to you, then you have a sick sense of humor!

Anonymous said...

11:40 a.m., racist much?

I know plenty of Black doctors, lawyers, bankers, educators....most of whom earned their college degrees the same way I did--through hard work and academic scholarships.

By the way, I'm in my 50s and Caucasian.

:)

Anonymous said...

Let me guess, 11:40, black people probably aren't as smart as you, right? Well, your post tells me two things, you did not go to college and you were not an athlete good enough to play in college, or you would know how stupid your statement is. Now go back and turn on American History X and root for the bad guys.

Anonymous said...

You're little tax dollars that don't support shit. You are worried about your couple hundred dollars. That's funny.

Anonymous said...

11:45am. Hey dumbass, blacks going to school on athletic scholarships are not graduating as doctors, lawyers, bankers or educators. Because you don't like the facts, don't be playing race card.

Anonymous said...

2:05 the only fact you have proven is that you are a moron. The rest is just our opinions, maybe if you took the white pillow case off your head you might see what is really going on.

Anonymous said...

11:33-
That didn't stop Derrick Rose, did it?

Anonymous said...

What's really funny is that in your little world this is a big deal.

Anonymous said...

1:17 p.m.--

"couple hundred dollars"--huh??

Maybe if you live in a tent or homeless shelter you'd pay a couple hundred in taxes. But in the real world the average homeowner pays many thousands of dollars yearly, a BIG chunk of which goes to the school district and to pay pensions.

That's real money. And if you don't care how it's spent, you're the "funny" one--"funny" as in "cuckoo".

Anonymous said...

3:11....geeze, don't let the facts get in the way of your crying racism. The only thing you've proven is that your a idiot.

Anonymous said...

I know you are but what am I?

Anonymous said...

D131 INVITES CLERGY TO SCHOOL

(Aurora)- East Aurora School District 131 is hosting the ‘Focus on Children’ Clergy’s Breakfast on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 8:30 a.m. at East Aurora High School.

The Clergy’s Breakfast is an opportunity for area clergy, school district officials, and students to dialogue about collaboration opportunities that will help our students to continue making choices for excellence. School Board President, Annette Johnson, and Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Jerome Roberts, will be available to answer questions and take suggestions.

The district’s partnership with Kids Hope USA will also be highlighted. Operated in some of the district’s elementary schools, Kids Hope USA is a national mentoring program that connects churches with schools for one-on-one mentoring. Representatives from Kids Hope USA will be on hand to give an update on the partnership.

The Clergy’s Breakfast is an event in a series of community relations initiatives aimed at strengthening connections and increasing involvement between the school district and the community.

During the first semester, East Aurora Schools hosted the Youth Service Providers Expo for Faculty and Staff, a Realtors’ Luncheon, and a ‘Principal for a Day’ program in collaboration with the Aurora Cares Corporation. Future events are planned with officials from local trade unions and higher education institutions.

All area clergy are invited to attend. Please RSVP to info@d131.org or 630.299.8343 by Wednesday, January 19,

We can't say prayers in schools but we can do this?

Anonymous said...

As long as there are tests, there will be prayer in schools!

It's ORGANIZED prayer that's objected to.