Wahoo Club honors high school baseball players, Holy Name’s Alex Bierut and Kirtland’s Domenic Camino, with Mike Garcia Award
By Stephanie Kuzydym, Northeast Ohio Media Group | July 08, 2014 4:15 p.m.
CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Wahoo Club honored two local high school baseball players at its monthly luncheon.
On Saturday, Holy Name’s Alex Bierut and Kirtland’s Domenic Camino were presented the Mike Garcia Award, an award based on both academics and community service. The award honors two high school baseball student-athletes annually.
Both Bierut and Camino finished their senior seasons this spring.
Bierut will attend John Carroll this fall but he said he will not play either hockey nor baseball like in high school, so he can focus on his pre-med studies.
Bierut was involved in Campus Ministry at Holy Name for four years, where he would go bowling with the mentally disabled and help at hospice at Western Reserve. He also helped tutor some of his hockey teammates in math and science.
“This means a lot,” he said. “It’s a huge honor.”
Camino served as a camp counselor for Kirtland’s sixth grade camp, as well as a football and basketball camp counselor and coach at Kirtland. He was also a Rainbow Camp Counselor that helps special needs children. He did an Alzheimer’s Walk and also helped in the care of his sick grandmother.
Camino was a member of Kirtland’s Key Club, National Honor Society and Spanish Club. He also earned Wendy’s High School Heisman Award for most outstanding student-athlete.
Camino was the starting catcher and team captain for Kirtland.
The 2013 recipients were Nick Buchta of Olmsted Falls and Joe San Fellipo from Firelands.
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