Corey Johnston, a member of Colonial Height’s American Legion Post 284’s Senior Pirate’s baseball team, was awarded the top scholarship that can be bestowed on an American Legion Baseball player from the American Legion Department of Virginia during the annual end of season Baseball Banquet at Post 284.
Cory is the son of Daniel and Shelly Johnston of Chesterfield and is a 2015 graduate of Thomas Dale High School. Corey graduated with honors and plans to attend Virginia Military Institute in the fall. Aside from his academic excellence, Cory volunteers with his church, the YMCA and other community and school events. He has played American Legion baseball for four years.
Gilbert Baber, Cory’s coach and mentor, emphasized during the award ceremony the incredible honor it was to coach young men like Cory.
Bob Shumar, Commander of Post 284, highlighted to the audience that “American Legion Baseball is more than about sports. It is about teamwork, citizenship, responsibility and sportsmanship; attributes we look for in fine young men and future leaders.”
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