Senior tennis player Ryan Estatico received the KDKA Extra Effort Award for outstanding academic and athletic performance. Ryan was presented his award by KDKA's Bob Pompeani at an assembly in his honor on Nov. 13. Many students and staff wore green Estats Army t-shirts in support of Ryan's ongoing battle with cancer. Mr. Pompeani said he and his staff did not know of Ryan's illness prior to selecting him as an award winner, but made a point to express an even greater admiration of Ryan's accomplishments and fortitude after discovering that he was receiving medical treatments. The presentation segment will air on KDKA-TV2's 6 pm newscast (approximately 6:45 pm) on Wednesday, Nov. 22.
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