‘Destin’ed for Greatness


Adie Gonzalez

Coach Padgett congratulates senior Stacy Destin for being named Athlete of the Year and inducted into the Palm Beach County Hall of Fame.

Mishka Brice, Editor in Chief

Senior Stacey Destin has broken state high jumping records, is being courted by Division I colleges and continues to make a name of herself.

Last week, Destin was named Amateur Athlete of the Year and inducted into Palm Beach County’s Hall of Fame for track and field. Destin was selected out of all of the female athletes in Palm Beach County, including private, public, and charter schools.

“We are so excited and proud of Stacey for her accomplishments,” said Principal, Mrs. Robinson.

Destin’s coaches Coach T, Coach Padgett, and Athletic Director Mr. Livingston along with Mr. Krupa and Mrs. Robinson congratulated Destin with balloons and flowers as well as praising her for her accomplishments over the morning announcements.

“Stacey has worked very hard,” said Mr. Krupa, “And she has always been ‘destined’ to win this title.”

Her coaches say Destin doesn’t realize how talented an athlete she is.

“Stacy’s a very hard worker from start to finish,” said Coach Padgett. “She’s very encouraging to other athletes and she’s going to be a superstar (in the Olympics) one day.”

The soft-spoken Destin, who has not committed to a college yet, excitedly but humbly accepted the praise.

“I was in a room with a bunch of billionaires,” said Destin, who had to deliver a speech at the induction banquet. “I was nervous about the speech but I’m happy.”