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NAME: Makira Cook
SCHOOL: Mt. Notre Dame
SPORT(S): Basketball
GRADUATING YEAR-GPA: 2020 - 3.3 GPA
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Winning state championship
BIRTHDATE: 11/30/2001
HEIGHT: 5'6"-145 lbs.
RESIDENCE: Forest Park
PARENTS: William Cook & Glynett Cunningham
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: "My Aunt Keisha."
FUTURE GOAL: Play overseas

Mt. Notre Dame senior Makira Cook of Forest Park already has had a successful prep basketball career, having already won two Ohio state championships. Last season as a junior, she averaged 7.1 points per game, 5.3 assists per game (1st in the GGCL) and 2.2 steals per game (fourth in the GGCL).

Her parents are Glynett Cunningham and William Cook, her Biggest Influence is "My aunt Keisha," and her future goal is to play basketball overseas. Her favorite athlete is LeBron James, favorite book is Out of my Mind by Sharon Draper, favorite movie is White Chicks and most-like-to-meet is RealTalkKim.

Makira has earned at least second team all-academic honors every year and led the GGCL in assists this last year. Her basketball club team is Sports City U. and she will play collegiately at the University of Dayton. She also likes to participate in Hot yoga. As part of her community service, she has designed an inner-city kids' basketball camp, has volunteered at Ronald McDonald House and Matthew 25 several times, plus has done community work with St. Vincent DePaul. "I have given clothes to the homeless as well as meals, and I went on a service trip to Liberty Kentucky," says Makira.



COACH'S QUOTE – "Makira has embodied the best that MND has to offer as a student-athlete. She has been an integral part of sustaining the basketball tradition at MND while making the school's academic honor roll."
— Dr. Scott Rogers, MND Head Basketball Coach.



LAROSA'S 2019-2020 MVPs
Mark Wise

NAME: Mark Wise
WINNER ANNOUNCED: February 18
SCHOOL: Deer Park High School
SPORT(S): Basketball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2020
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Winning state championship

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Kenady Beil

NAME: Kenady Beil
WINNER ANNOUNCED: February 11
SCHOOL: Dixie Heights High School
SPORT(S): Swimming
GRADUATING YEAR: 2020
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 100 butterfly winner Speedo Championships, Indianapolis

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Jared Hicks

NAME: Jared Hicks
WINNER ANNOUNCED: February 4
SCHOOL: Conner High School
SPORT(S): Football-Basketball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2020
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Single-season passing record

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Jillian Hayes

NAME: Jillian Hayes
WINNER ANNOUNCED: January 28
SCHOOL: Loveland High School
SPORT(S): Basketball-Volleyball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2020
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Opportunity to play DI basketball at UC for Coach Heard.

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Cole Fisher

NAME: Cole Fisher
WINNER ANNOUNCED: January 21
SCHOOL: CHCA
SPORT(S): Basketball-Football
GRADUATING YEAR: 2020
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Full scholarship offers for both basketball and football

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Adam Chaney

NAME: Adam Chaney
WINNER ANNOUNCED: January 7
SCHOOL: Mason High School
SPORT(S): Basketball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2020
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 2 Jr. Relay World Records

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Maddie Antenucci

NAME: Maddie Antenucci
WINNER ANNOUNCED: January 2
SCHOOL: Indian Hill High School
SPORT(S): Basketball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2020

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Steven Gentry Jr.

NAME: Steven Gentry Jr.
WINNER ANNOUNCED: December 26
SCHOOL: Deer Park High School
SPORT(S): Basketball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2020

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Maddie Baker

NAME: Maddie Baker
WINNER ANNOUNCED: December 19
SCHOOL: Norwood High School
SPORT(S): Cross Country-Track-Swimming
GRADUATING YEAR: 2020

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Alex Coleman

NAME: Alex Coleman
WINNER ANNOUNCED: December 10
SCHOOL: Ross High School
SPORT(S): Wrestling
GRADUATING YEAR: 2020

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Kaitlyn Andrews

NAME: Kaitlyn Andrews
WINNER ANNOUNCED: December 3
SCHOOL: Loveland High School
SPORT(S): Soccer, Track
GRADUATING YEAR: 2020
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 2017 Soccer state championship

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Paris Johnson Jr.

NAME: Paris Johnson Jr.
WINNER ANNOUNCED: November 26
SCHOOL: Princeton High School
SPORT(S): Football
GRADUATING YEAR: 2020
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: National Honor Society

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Ellie Flower

NAME: Ellie Flower
WINNER ANNOUNCED: November 19
SCHOOL: Seton High School
SPORT(S): Soccer
GRADUATING YEAR: 2020
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: "Committing to my dream school."

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Darrion Henry

NAME: Darrion Henry
WINNER ANNOUNCED: November 12
SCHOOL: Princeton High School
SPORT(S): Football
GRADUATING YEAR: 2020
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Scholarship to Ohio State U.

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Kate Brock

NAME: Kate Brock
WINNER ANNOUNCED: November 5
SCHOOL: Cincinnati Country Day
SPORT(S): Soccer
GRADUATING YEAR: 2020
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Winning state championship

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JuTahn McClain

NAME: JuTahn McClain
WINNER ANNOUNCED: October 29
SCHOOL: Fairfield High School
SPORT(S): Football-Track
GRADUATING YEAR: 2020
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Scholarship to UK

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Jakob James

NAME: Jakob James
WINNER ANNOUNCED: October 15
SCHOOL: Elder High School
SPORT(S): Football
GRADUATING YEAR: 2020

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Lauren Deckert

NAME: Lauren Deckert
WINNER ANNOUNCED: October 8
SCHOOL: Highlands High School
SPORT(S): Soccer
GRADUATING YEAR: 2020

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Michael Mayer

NAME: Michael Mayer
WINNER ANNOUNCED: October 1
SCHOOL: Covington Catholic High School
SPORT(S): Football-Basketball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2020
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Football & Basketball state titles

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Kelly Brenner

NAME: Kelly Brenner
WINNER ANNOUNCED: September 24
SCHOOL: Roger Bacon High School
SPORT(S): Volleyball-Basketball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2019
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Setting 3-point school record

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Miyan Williams

NAME: Miyan Williams
WINNER ANNOUNCED: September 17
SCHOOL: Winton Woods High School
SPORT(S): Football-Track
GRADUATING YEAR: 2019
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Player of the year for Enquirer and Tri-State

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Lawson Renie

NAME: Lawson Renie
WINNER ANNOUNCED: September 10
SCHOOL: Cincinnati Country Day
SPORT(S): Soccer-Track
GRADUATING YEAR: 2019
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Winning 1st state title

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Evan Prater

NAME: Evan Prater
WINNER ANNOUNCED: September 3
SCHOOL: Wyoming High School
SPORT(S): Football-Basketball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2019
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Football state championship

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Logan Case

NAME: Logan Case
WINNER ANNOUNCED: August 27
SCHOOL: Ursuline Academy
SPORT(S): Volleyball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2019
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Back-to-back state titles

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