Sportsmanship Recognition for NCHSAA Student-Athletes As “Heart Of A Champion” Winners Honored
CHAPEL HILL—A total of 25 student-athletes from North Carolina High School Athletic Association member schools have been recognized for their outstanding sportsmanship as winners of “Heart of a Champion” recognition.
The sportsmanship recognition is part of the program offered by the NCHSAA Student Services Division and is sponsored by the North Caroilna Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company. Mark Dreibelbis, NCHSAA assistant executive director, and student services assistant Chiquana Dancy administer the program.
Each of the NCHSAA member schools had the opportunity to nominate one male and one female student-athlete for the recognition. The students must have participated in at least one varsity sport, including cheerleading, during the 2007-08 school year, have not been ejected from any contest, and must have demonstrated outstanding citizenship and sportsmanship during their high school careers. The students filled out an application questionnaire and then a school official, such as the principal or athletic director, also provided an evaluation.
The students will be honored at a luncheon on Saturday, June 7, at the Radisson Governors’ Inn in the Research Triangle Park.
North Carolina Farm Bureau Heart of a Champion 2008 Honorees:
Student Athlete School Nominator
Annie Alvarez Raleigh Sanderson Robert Catapano
Mary Kathryn Anderson West Bladen Teresa Coleman
Michele Avara Matthews David Butler Janet Prevatte
Michael Bass Fairmont Michael Baker
Robert Blanton Matthews David Butler Janet Prevatte
Sarah Bowman Alexander Central Tom Harper
Joseph Butler, IV Lumberton Jessica Embry
Amber Combs North Wilkes Michael Greene
Christopher Crockett South Stanly Elizabeth Nichols
Jade Farlow South Stanly Elizabeth Nichols
Ethan Ford Alexander Central Tom Harper
Kelsea Greene McDowell Brian Franklin
Caleb Hedden Asheville Clyde A. Erwin David Ball
Brent Heideman, Jr. Charlotte Providence Steve Touranjoe
Anthony Hezar Western Alamance Lance Huff
Christopher Jessup Fayetteville Cape Fear Anthony McMillan
Olivia Langdon South Johnston Mickey Bridgers
Shalom Martinez Asheville Clyde A. Erwin David Ball
Dennis McNair, Jr. West Bladen Teresa Coleman
Courtney Meiggs Camden County Ralph Duncan
Ryan Parker South Johnston Mickey Bridgers
Perry Simmons Raleigh Sanderson Robert Catapano
Hillary Taylor Raleigh Millbrook Kathy Stefanou
Jared Thompson West Iredell Mark Weycker
Yvette Wyatt Burlington Williams Kyle Hayes