Friday, 30 December 2011 00:00
News 12/Capital One Bank recently recognized Ariel Fieldman, a senior at The Wheatley School, for her all-around achievement in scholarship, athletics, leadership, and school service.
News 12 sports producer, Andrew Rappaport, visited Wheatley to present the award and tape Ariel during her day of school and athletic activities. This segment aired on News 12. Bob Wolff, News 12 Long Island’s director of sports, began this recognition program in 1988. During each week of the school year, an outstanding Long Island student-athlete is recognized and profiled.
Ariel has been a four-year starter for the Wildcats basketball and track team. She is one of the team captains for both sports. As captain, she provides leadership and inspiration to her teammates on a daily basis. Ariel received All-State honors in the 55m hurdles and All-County honors in the 55m hurdles and high jump. She also earned All-Class in basketball as a sophomore and junior.
While pursuing a most challenging academic program, Ariel has achieved a grade point average of 3.86. She has maintained a high profile in a variety of school and community programs. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Jazz Band and Athletic Leadership Club. Ariel is a four sport athlete, participating in cross-country, winter track, basketball and track and field. She is the captain of each team. Ariel also finds time in her busy schedule to volunteer her considerable talents to serve the needs of others as a Rising Star tutor and counselor at Long Island Lutheran Camp.