Michael Sagnella was a student-athlete who graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in 1978.  He played nose guard, offensive tackle and fullback, and went on to play for Milford Academy before attaining a Baking and Pastry Arts degree.  He was a lifelong athlete, a lover of all sports, and an avid football fan. 
Michael passed away suddenly in 2020.  The Sagnella Family has set up an annual scholarship fund in his honor for a college-bound player from the Kennedy football program.  The Michael Sagnella Memorial Scholarship will be bestowed upon an outstanding Kennedy athlete who exhibits determination, self-discipline, leadership, integrity and humility.  This year through their kindness and generosity, the Sagnella family recognized two student-athletes, Dereck Ledee and Josh Bayarinas,  Each received a $1,000 scholarship to help support their higher education and future goals.  Congratulations to Dereck and Josh!

Mary-Ann Sagnella, Ph. D, & the Sagnella Family
World Language Instructor
John F. Kennedy High School

Michael Sagnella Memorial Scholarship recipients
2020-Hector Ginorio
2021-Zech Rountree
2022-Damar Byrd
2023-Dereck Ledee and Josh Bayarinas