By TOM WILLIAMS
Absegami senior Jayla McNamara has been named the winner of the Frank Campo Humanitarian Award, created by Schoppy, Inc. and Prime Events, and presented annually to the Cape-Atlantic League senior varsity athlete whose academic achievement and dedication to community and service are an inspiration to future high school student-athletes.
The award recognizes Campo, the longtime athletics director at Atlantic City, for his decades of dedication to CAL student-athletes.
McNamara, who will attend the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, played soccer, basketball & lacrosse at Absegami.
She was part of Absegami’s COVID task force, was a youth basketball camp coach, member of the National Honor Society, a volunteer at Gilda’s Club, member of the principal’s Student Leadership Council, assisted police distribution of food in urban areas, distributed book bags to children in Atlantic City and volunteered at STEAM Nights for elementary students (technology, engineering, art & math).
Normally the award is presented as part of The CAL Celebration on the Ocean City Music Pier along with other awards. But that event has been cancelled again this year so the award will be delivered to her.
A list of Campo Award winners, including Jayla McNamara, is available HERE.