French St. Martin celebrated their "stars" with an Oscar Award night

Receiving plaques and trophies were the top male and female athletes in all of the youth sports programs offered on the Northern portion of the Island. Awards were presented for everything from windsurfing, basketball, volleyball, football and fencing to roller skating.

In all, more than 70 children were honored and encouraged to continue their good work.

To warrant enforcement of the rules, there will be an addition to the game's lexicon: the Game Operations Technical Committee, which will be responsible for reporting pitchers at the limit to the umpire-in-chief, who will have the power to order pitching changes.

Parents, friends and just about every elected official on the French Side attended the ceremony.

Each young star was called on stage by name. Elected officials took turns handing out the awards and shaking hands with the young stars, as the large gathering applauded and photographs snapped off, picture after picture.

The St. Martin sports department must be commended on their efforts to encourage the youth to stay healthy and fit.

After all the children had received their awards, the presidents of the various youth sports organizations that volunteer their time to organize the programs were called forward and were awarded plaques for their dedication to the welfare of the community.

The Director of Sports said it best. Too often we honor our heroes when they have passed away. We should honor our heroes when they are alive and can appreciate the praise.
Courtesy The Daily Herald