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Golden Mic Award Winner | March 2022
I was the winner of the “Best Sports Interview” category for my interview with Darryl Strawberry about his playing career, ministry and book.
BSM Summit Contest Winner | Feb. 2020
Prior to my working as a features reporter for Barrett Sports Media, I was selected as one of two college students in the New York-Metro area to win a seat at the Barrett Sports Media Summit, an event typically reserved for industry professionals.
In order to attend the event, I submitted a video and application with my previous experiences and future outlook for the sports media industry.
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Richard Phillip Cavallaro
All-Around Air Talent of the Year | 2021 & 2022
Selected for versatility, work ethic and leadership throughout my time at WRHU-FM across various departments, including production, marketing and sports broadcasting.
Rookie of the Year | Jun. 2020
Selected for the contributions I made to WRHU-FM in my first year as a broadcaster across various departments, including production, sports and news broadcasting.
Provost’s Scholar | Spring 2020 & 2022
Achieved a G.P.A. of 4.0 while completing at least 12 semester hours with ‘A’ grades in each semester.
Dean’s List |
Fall 2019/2020/2021; Spring 2021
Achieved a G.P.A. of at least 3.95 while completing at least 12 semester hours with no grades of incomplete/fail.
Presidential Scholarship Recipient
Selected based on academic performance and the review of the standard application.
Adelaide Sternfeld Alumni Organization Endowed Scholarship
Selected based on academic performance and the review of the standard application, which included an essay and several letters of recommendation.
Department of Music Grant
Selected based on an in-person audition and past performance on french Horn.
New York State School Music Association
All-State Band Selection | 2018
Was selected to the New York All-State Symphonic Band in Rochester, N.Y. for my N.Y.S.S.M.A. audition performance
5x All-County Ensemble Selection | 2014-2018
Was selected to the Nassau All-County Orchestra and Band for my N.Y.S.S.M.A. audition performances while eligible from 2014 to 2018.
John F. Kennedy High School High Honor Roll | 2015-2019
Achieved a cumulative G.P.A. of at least 95 (‘A’) throughout my four years in high school, with a rigorous course-load of honors and Advanced Placement-level classes.
Senior Awards and Scholarships:
Patrick S. Gilmore Band Award
Symphonic Orchestra Award
Heart of the Hawk Award (for Sports Media contributions)
Academic Award in College Sports Management
Academic Award in Physical Education
Music Association of Plainview-Old Bethpage Scholarship
Plainview-Old Bethpage Parent-Teacher Association Scholarship