Khashawn Decker needs your help in Hoboken
Khawshawn Decker is a 16 year old Hoboken resident, who is a sophomore at Hudson Catholic High School. He’s looking for a little help to achieve his dream of becoming a Division One athletic scholarship recipient!
Khashawn is a respectable student / athlete!
Here’s what he has to say about himself on and off the field:
As a student, I have:
- A 2.75 grade point average, which I’m working diligently to improve and try to bring above a 3.0 by the end of this school year.
- An excellent record of attendance, behavior and involvement in various extracurricular activities. In addition to participating in athletics in all three scholastic seasons, these activities include serving as a student ambassador selected by the school administration during a recent visit by the Archbishop.
- Done extensive community service work in and around Hudson Catholic and spent many hours there voluntarily helping out the school community. Over the last two summers and during various breaks, I worked with administration, staff and building personnel to make considerable improvements to the facilities and campus.
- Served as a host for the “Hawk For a Day” program for eighth grade students who are considering Hudson Catholic as their high school choice.
And as an athlete, I have:
- Been a leading member of the varsity football team since my freshman year, accumulated over 1,000 total all – purpose yards and 11 touchdowns which were scored five different ways (via rushing, receiving, kick return, punt return and interception return) and helped the team reach the state playoffs both years.
- Won multiple individual and team championships as a member of the track and field program who competes in sprint events (55 meter, 100 meter, 200 meter and 4 X 200 meter) and participated in the prestigious NJ State Interscholastic Athletic Association Meet of Champions both years and qualified for nationals in the 100 meter dash as a freshman.
- Also been involved in many athletic opportunities outside of Hudson Catholic, including competing in events and winning various honors or receiving high ratings at National Underclassmen Combine (NUC) programs, a Football University (FBU) camp, a Nike SPARQ (Speed, Power, Agility, Reaction & Quickness) showcase, NFL Punt, Pass and Kick Sectional / Regional Championships and multiple Rutgers University Football camps.
Here’s a link to a story from when I was chosen by Rutgers University, based off an essay I submitted in a competition, to participate in a flag football game for victims of Hurricane Sandy as part of their 2013 spring game.
In conclusion, I would like to thank you for taking the time to learn more about me and helping me participate in a highly prestigious organization that will only help me become a better student and athlete and provide me with many otherwise unattainable and unforgettable opportunities to enhance my academic and athletic skills. Hopefully, this opportunity will help me attract the attention and interest of college coaches.
Reform politicians in Hoboken notably absent
Well, it seems that only one person has donated to his fundraiser – “reform” politician Peter Cunningham. You’d think that if one of the allies of the “mayor” would care enough to help Khashawn meet his goal, that others would happily follow.
But Cunningham stands alone – as “mayor” Zimmer, and council members Ravi Bhalla, Jen Giattino, Dave Mello and Jim Doyle haven’t yet joined the 5th Ward Councilman in their support of Khashawn. Too bad, because it seems they’re having a falling out I guess. Money does have a strange effect on friends.
So if Khashawn can’t rely on the help from his local politicians – maybe you guys can help him reach his goal?