North Carolina High School Athletic Association

2022-23 Pat Gainey Student Scholarship Award Recipients



Reagan Chapman is a senior at Rosman High School in Transylvania County who has made a name for herself as a varsity basketball player for all four years, as well as excelling on the softball and volleyball teams. She has earned a plethora of achievements throughout her athletic career, including being named varsity basketball defensive MVP her freshman and sophomore years, All-Conference, All-District, and All-Area her junior year, an all star game nominee, and an Asheville Citizen Times Ingles Athlete of the Week. Her athletic achievements are complemented by her participation in a variety of clubs such as Student Council, National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, and Young Life, among others. Reagan has held leadership positions in both student council and national honor society, serving as vice president her junior year and currently president in her senior year. She has also dedicated her time to volunteering in her community, participating in events like service days, youth basketball and volleyball programs, roadside clean up, Ronald McDonald House landscaping, and many more. In the fall, Reagan will attend Emory & Henry College where she will play basketball and plans to major in Exercise Science with hopes of attending physical therapy school thereafter. On the topic of physical therapy, Reagan notes that she wants to “make a difference in someones life and help them achieve their goals, just as I have.”



Casey Culbreth is a senior at Midway High School in Sampson County, where he has excelled as an athlete in baseball, basketball, and football all four years. He has been a key player on the baseball team, earning All-County and All-Conference honors for his impressive hitting skills, ranking as one of Midway’s top hitters. In football, Casey has been a top-performing receiver, being named in the top 10 for the 2A classification his junior year, and served as a football captain in his most recent senior season. Outside of sports, Casey is recognized as an Academic All Star, is a member of the Beta Club, serves as a co-president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and is vice president of his school’s TIES club (Together Including Every Student). Casey is also very active in his community, as a member of the Center Baptist Youth Group, Cumberland County Fair Ministry, he has helped with roadside cleanup, and helped facilitate the Sampson County Special Olympics. In the fall, Casey will attend Louisburg College where he will play baseball for two years and then plans to attend North Carolina State University to pursue a degree in Engineering. He also hopes to continue his baseball career in some form or fashion as it has been an integral part of his life growing up. Casey notes – “Playing baseball whether it was the recreational league, All-Stars, or travel ball, it has shown me how to be a better friend, teammate, and overall how important everyone working together for a common goal is.”