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Black History Month Highlight: Kevin Punter Jr.
February 17, 2022

Salesian Communications Team

Kevin Punter Jr. ’11 has defined determination and perseverance throughout his life. His successful young adult-basketball life journey began traveling to Salesian from the Bronx daily, attending junior college in Missouri, then onto the University of Tennessee starring for the Volunteers. Kevin overcame the disappointment of not achieving his NBA dreams, but undaunted, is now one of the top performers in the tough Euro League playing for the ABA’s Partizan Belgrade.

While at Salesian Kevin helped the school capture three Varsity CHSAA Section B championships and a JV CHSAA Section B championship. As 2011 CHSAA Player of the Year, Kevin led the Eagles to the New York State Section B championship. His hard work in junior college saw Kevin receive a scholarship to play for the acclaimed University of Tennessee Volunteers. His practice regimen had him taking over 2,000 shots per day in preparation for the Southeastern Conference (SEC) game where he excelled.

Kevin and Salesian High School have partnered to create the Kevin Punter Jr. Scholarship which will be awarded to a qualified young African-American student. The award is not based solely on the student’s athletic ability or academic record. Its primary intention is to help a young man achieve success by having access to a high-quality Salesian education. Salesian’s commitment to proving a home, a school, a parish and a playground will instill confidence in the student to show growth, maturity of character and a sense of community leading to future charitable works.

We are grateful to have a special person like Kevin representing Salesian globally by exemplifying our mission statement. To apply for the Kevin Punter Jr. Scholarship please click here!

A home, a school, a parish and a playground.

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SALESIAN HIGH SCHOOL

148 East Main Street
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Phone: (914) 632-0248
Email: info@salesianhigh.org

 

Salesian High School is proud to be a part of the Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of New York.

© 2021 Salesian High School, All Rights Reserved