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Maureen Avery watches on as her daughter, Danielle Avery of Naples High School poses for pictures after wining the 24th annual Winged Foot Scholar Athlete Award at the Waldorf Astoria on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 in Naples, Fla. Avery holds a 4.76 GPA and has a total of 9 varsity letters in soccer, cross country and track. She is also part of the national honor society. The Winged Foot Scholar-Athlete Award is a recognizes Collier County high school students who reflect high standards of sportsmanship and academic achievement.

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Dania Maxwell/Staff Maureen Avery watches on as her daughter, Danielle Avery of Naples High School poses for pictures after wining the 24th annual Winged Foot Scholar Athlete Award at the Waldorf Astoria on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 in Naples, Fla. Avery holds a 4.76 GPA and has a total of 9 varsity letters in soccer, cross country and track. She is also part of the national honor society. The Winged Foot Scholar-Athlete Award is a recognizes Collier County high school students who reflect high standards of sportsmanship and academic achievement.

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Brian Kelly speaks to the audience during the 24th annual Winged Foot Scholar Athlete Award banquet at the Waldorf Astoria on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 in Naples, Fla. 'I challenge all the scholar athletes tonight to keep the appreciation because it will keep you humble,' Kelly said. Kelly recently completed his third year as the 29th head football coach at the University of Notre Dame. The Winged Foot Scholar-Athlete Award is a recognizes Collier County high school students who reflect high standards of sportsmanship and academic achievement.
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Danielle Avery of Naples High School poses for pictures after wining the 24th annual Winged Foot Scholar Athlete Award at the Waldorf Astoria on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 in Naples, Fla. Avery holds a 4.76 GPA and has a total of 9 varsity letters in soccer, cross country and track. She is also part of the national honor society. The Winged Foot Scholar-Athlete Award is a recognizes Collier County high school students who reflect high standards of sportsmanship and academic achievement.
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Danielle Avery of Naples High School holds onto her Winged Foot Scholar Athlete Award at the Waldorf Astoria on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 in Naples, Fla. Avery holds a 4.76 GPA and has a total of 9 varsity letters in soccer, cross country and track. She is also part of the national honor society. The Winged Foot Scholar-Athlete Award is a recognizes Collier County high school students who reflect high standards of sportsmanship and academic achievement.
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Stan Lindsey takes a group portrait of the 2013 scholar athlete nominees during the 24th annual Winged Foot Scholar Athlete Award banquet at the Waldorf Astoria on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 in Naples, Fla. The Winged Foot Scholar-Athlete Award is a recognizes Collier County high school students who reflect high standards of sportsmanship and academic achievement.
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Kali Heller-Spencer, left, a scholar athlete nominee, sits with her boyfriend Nathan Kendrick, right, during the 24th annual Winged Foot Scholar Athlete Award banquet at the Waldorf Astoria on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 in Naples, Fla. Heller-Spencer is a student at Gulf Coast High School. She holds a 3.99 GPA and a total of 11 varsity letters in cross country, lacrosse and track and field. The Winged Foot Scholar-Athlete Award is a recognizes Collier County high school students who reflect high standards of sportsmanship and academic achievement.
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Danielle Avery, center, of Naples High School smiles to herself while listening to instructions for the 24th annual Winged Foot Scholar Athlete Award at the Waldorf Astoria on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 in Naples, Fla. Avery is the 2013 scholar. The Winged Foot Scholar-Athlete Award is a recognizes Collier County high school students who reflect high standards of sportsmanship and academic achievement.
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Maureen Avery watches on as her daughter, Danielle Avery of Naples High School poses for pictures after wining the 24th annual Winged Foot Scholar Athlete Award at the Waldorf Astoria on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 in Naples, Fla. Avery holds a 4.76 GPA and has a total of 9 varsity letters in soccer, cross country and track. She is also part of the national honor society. The Winged Foot Scholar-Athlete Award is a recognizes Collier County high school students who reflect high standards of sportsmanship and academic achievement.
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A Brian Kelly signed Notre Dame mini helmet with display case is auctioned for the Winged Foot Scholarship foundation during the 24th annual Winged Foot Scholar Athlete Award banquet at the Waldorf Astoria on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 in Naples, Fla. The Winged Foot Scholar-Athlete Award is a recognizes Collier County high school students who reflect high standards of sportsmanship and academic achievement.
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Brian Kelly poses for a portrait during the 24th annual Winged Foot Scholar Athlete Award banquet at the Waldorf Astoria on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 in Naples, Fla. Kelly recently completed his third year as the 29th head football coach at the University of Notre Dame and is the keynote speaker at the event. The Winged Foot Scholar-Athlete Award is a recognizes Collier County high school students who reflect high standards of sportsmanship and academic achievement.
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Danielle Avery of Naples High School gives an acceptance speech after wining the 24th annual Winged Foot Scholar Athlete Award at the Waldorf Astoria on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 in Naples, Fla. Avery holds a 4.76 GPA and has a total of 9 varsity letters in soccer, cross country and track. She is also part of the national honor society. The Winged Foot Scholar-Athlete Award is a recognizes Collier County high school students who reflect high standards of sportsmanship and academic achievement.
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Danielle 'Marinna' Shadley accepts her scholar athlete nominee plaque from Bud Hornbeck during the 24th annual Winged Foot Scholar Athlete Award banquet at the Waldorf Astoria on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 in Naples, Fla. Shadley is a student at Golden Gate High School. She holds a 4,97 GPA and a total of 5 varsity letters in softball and volleyball. The Winged Foot Scholar-Athlete Award is a recognizes Collier County high school students who reflect high standards of sportsmanship and academic achievement.
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Morgan Daffin, one of the scholar athlete nominees, walks onto the stage during the 24th annual Winged Foot Scholar Athlete Award banquet at the Waldorf Astoria on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 in Naples, Fla. Daffin is a student at Everglades City High School. She holds a 3.32 GPA and a total of 6 varsity letters in softball and volleyball. The Winged Foot Scholar-Athlete Award is a recognizes Collier County high school students who reflect high standards of sportsmanship and academic achievement.
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Audience members honor the National Anthem being sung by Sarah Hardwig during the 24th annual Winged Foot Scholar Athlete Award banquet at the Waldorf Astoria on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 in Naples, Fla. The Winged Foot Scholar-Athlete Award is a recognizes Collier County high school students who reflect high standards of sportsmanship and academic achievement.
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Brian Kelly speaks to the audience during the 24th annual Winged Foot Scholar Athlete Award banquet at the Waldorf Astoria on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 in Naples, Fla. 'I challenge all the scholar athletes tonight to keep the appreciation because it will keep you humble,' Kelly said. Kelly recently completed his third year as the 29th head football coach at the University of Notre Dame. The Winged Foot Scholar-Athlete Award is a recognizes Collier County high school students who reflect high standards of sportsmanship and academic achievement.
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Sarah Hardwig sings the National Anthem during the 24th annual Winged Foot Scholar Athlete Award banquet at the Waldorf Astoria on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 in Naples, Fla. The Winged Foot Scholar-Athlete Award is a recognizes Collier County high school students who reflect high standards of sportsmanship and academic achievement.
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Jay Jenkins accepts his scholar athlete nominee plaque during the 24th annual Winged Foot Scholar Athlete Award banquet at the Waldorf Astoria on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 in Naples, Fla. Jenkins is a student at Seacrest Country Day School He holds a 3.54 GPA and a total of 6 varsity letters in baseball and basketball. The Winged Foot Scholar-Athlete Award is a recognizes Collier County high school students who reflect high standards of sportsmanship and academic achievement.
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The 24 th annual Winged Foot Scholar-Athlete candidates with Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly before the awards banquet on Wednesday night at the Waldorf Astoria. From left, are Chase Davis, Palmetto Ridge, Josh Mastrangelo, First Baptist Academy, Brandon Black, Lely, Marinna Shadley, Golden Gate, Grayson Pinholster, Community School, Danielle Avery, Naples, the winner, Kelly, Morgan Daffin, Everglades City, Jay Jenkins, Seacrest Country Day, Katherine Denti, Barron Collier, Cameron Maguire, St. John Neumann, Kali Heller-Spencer, Gulf Coast and Jesus Velazco, Immokalee.
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Marco Island's Shannon McGregor, Winged Foot Scholar-Athlete winner in 2001, with Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly and her father Jim at the 24th annual event on Wednesday at the Waldorf Astoria in Naples. This year's winner, Danielle Avery of Naples High.
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