Ruta Petrikas Named Community Hero Of The Week, Presented By Union County Comets
Ardrey Kell High School junior tennis player Ruta Petrikis has been named the winner of the Community Hero Award, Presented by the Union County Comets. Ruta is the daughter of Simas and Jurga Petrikas and she is the #1 line player for the Knights. Rita was a NCHSAA 4A State Championship Doubles Quarterfinalist last year and helped her team to the state semifinals.
Ruta hopes to top last year’s accomplishments in the playoffs this fall. Her hard work and dedication to the team have been key to the years success at Ardrey Kell.
Inside the classroom Ruta carries a 4.0 unweighted grade point average and is enrolled in four AP classes this year. She serves as an officer in the Bright Knights and Club Med organizations at school. Ruta is also a North Carolina Region 6 Representative on the NCHSAA Student-Athlete Advisory Council. Ruta takes time out of her schedule every week to tutor students at Pineville Elementary. She also volunteered this summer at the Novant Hospitals.
Congratulations to Ruta Petrikas for being named the winner of the Community Hero Award, Presented by the Union County Comets.