June 17, 2024

Lake Minneola High Students Honored for State Championship Wins

0.8 min read| Published On: June 17th, 2024|

By Kyle Coppola

Lake Minneola High Students Honored for State Championship Wins

0.8 min read| Published On: June 17th, 2024|

Lake Minneola student-athletes Kai Evans and Isreal Clovis were both honored for their remarkable state championship victories this year. Clovis secured a state championship in weightlifting, while Kai Evans triumphed with two individual state championship victories in track & field.

Clovis demonstrated extraordinary strength by lifting an impressive 740 pounds. He clinched the state title in Traditional Weightlifting in the 238-pound class and also achieved second place in Olympic weightlifting in the same weight class.

Meanwhile, just a few weeks ago, Kai Evans showcased his dominance at the FHSAA Track & Field State Championships. He seized victory in the 110M Hurdles and the 400M hurdles, solidifying his status as the fastest high school hurdler in the United States.

Both students were lauded for their achievements during a recent visit to the school board and superintendent, who commended their outstanding performances. “These amazing student-athletes make us so proud, both on and off the field,” shared Lake Minneola High in a recent social media post.

Lake Minneola High continues to excel as a program for student-athletes to develop and hone their skills. Both young men have the potential to become future Olympians. Congratulations to both of them on a job well done! Way to represent Lake County!

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About the Author: Kyle Coppola

Kyle Coppola was born in Newton, Massachusetts and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications from Curry College in 2016. After traveling to Florida on a family vacation, he decided he could not get enough of the warm weather and made the move from snowy Massachusetts to central Florida 8 years ago.

For the last decade Kyle has gained valuable experience in social media content creation, marketing and sales, writing, video production, sports announcing and even broadcasting for local radio stations, such as FM 102.9 in The Villages and FM 91.5 in Massachusetts. Every year he volunteers at The Villages Charter High School as a play-by-play sports announcer for the football games as well as a public address announcer for the basketball games, including the annual Battle at The Villages Tournament.

Outside the office Kyle is a husband and father to two beautiful girls along with their cat. In his spare time he likes to spend time with his family, travel, play golf and swim. He is also a huge sports junkie and even bigger motorsports fan and loves to attend racing events when he can.

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