Most Outstanding Seniors – 2020-21
Female Student-Athlete of the Year
A standout student-athlete on the Wilson HS Varsity Volleyball Team, Kaiya made her mark from the time she stepped on the court as a sophomore on varsity. In her rookie season, she received Rookie of the SEASON honors for Wilson, Washington Post All-Met honors, and Most Valuable Player (MVP) for the 2018 DCIAA Championship match. She finished her sophomore season with a .544 Hitting Percentage. That same year, Kaiya played Juniors USA Volleyball for Metro Volleyball Club of Washington, DC. Being a strong athlete and having a passion for basketball, Kaiya played for Wilson’s Girls Varsity Basketball team for two seasons. In her Junior year, Kaiya received Washington Post All-Met honors and amassed a .303 hitting percentage. She also played USA Volleyball with the East Coast Power Volleyball Club. Although Kaiya was unable to compete in her senior season due to the 2020 Fall Sports cancellation, she continued to play volleyball. Currently, Kaiya is playing USA Volleyball for the Virginia Elite Volleyball Club. She is carrying a 2.95 GPA and will attend Wilmington University on a volleyball scholarship in the Fall.
Male Student-Athlete of the Year
A dedicated student-athlete that remained steadfast in his efforts on and off the field, Khary competed on the Varsity Football Team, Varsity Basketball Team, Varsity Baseball Team, and Varsity Cross Country and Track & Field Team during his four-year tenure at Anacostia. Not only is he a gifted and multi-sport athlete, Khary achieved academically as well and is the Anacostia HS 2021 Class Valedictorian. In addition to his athletic and academic success, Khary is a member of The Anacostia Public Leadership Academy, the 2020 Mock Trial Team and Anacostia HS ReDesign Student Task Force. In accordance with the vision of Anacostia High School, Khary is self-aware and a critical thinker. In the fall, Khary will be attending West Virginia Wesleyan University, where he plans to major in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship.
Athletic Director of the Year
Coach Kip Smith has been the Athletic Director at School Without Walls HS for the past 9 years, where he oversees their 24 sports programs. During his tenure, he has guided his athletic teams to championships in Softball, Soccer, Volleyball, Swimming, Bowling, Skiing, Lacrosse, Tennis, Cheer, and eSports. The SWW athletic teams also earned Runner-Up honors in Cross Country and Baseball, where he has been the Head Baseball Coach for the past 11 years. Also during his athletic administrator tenure, Coach Smith was the Athletic Director for School Without Walls at Francis-Stevens Educational Campus, where the basketball team won back-to-back championships. He feels that his greatest success does not come from what happens on the playing field, but by building an experience for their student-athletes that will shape who they become after graduation