Ayusa Student Gets Invloved in High School Sports
I would like to formally nominate Marco Eylert for the Ayusa Star Athlete of the Year Award. Marco came to Brainard, Nebraska from Berlin, Germany in the fall of 2008. Marco immediately became a part of our community and school. His involvement at our school has been unparalleled. He has taken part in football, wrestling, and track during the 2008-2009 school year. The students at East Butler Public School have really accepted Marco because of his great personality and willingness to take part in activities at our school.
Marco Eylert had a highly successful year for our football team. Honors that he received include Lincoln Journal Star and Omaha World Herald All-State Honorable Mention. He was also an All-District kicker and an All-Conference kicker. East Butler is in class C-2 in Nebraska with an approximate K-12 enrollment of 300 students. Marco's past experience with soccer allowed him to be one the top kickers in our area and state. Marco is our current school record holder for longest field goal in a game with a 37 yard field goal this season. He completed five field goals out of the six he attempted. Distances include 25 yards, 27 yards, 32 yards, 33 yards, and 37 yards. Marco also completed 13 out of 14 on point after touchdown kicks. On kickoffs, Marco averaged 51.2 yards per kick. Marco also made a game saving tackle toward the end of the season that enabled our team to reach the playoffs. His numbers were among the leaders in the area and were remarkable considering Marco had never played organized American football. Despite his inexperience, Marco was an active member of our team and contributed in many ways. He was constantly looking for ways to improve his technique and help the team. Marco was a great addition to our team because of his ability and presence.
In conclusion, I would highly recommend Marco Eylert for the Ayusa Star Athlete of the Year Award. I could not think of a more deserving candidate. He is a talented athlete that received many awards and had impressive statistics. Marco is also an exceptional person who has represented his family and East Butler School with class and pride. Thank you for your time and consideration of Marco Eylert for this award.