Sportsmanship Recognition for NCHSAA Student-Athletes As “Heart Of A Champion” Winners Honored
CHAPEL HILL—A total of 22 student-athletes from North Carolina High School Athletic Association member schools have been honored 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 Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company. Mark Dreibelbis, NCHSAA assistant commissioner, and assistant director for student services 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 or activity, including cheerleading, during the 2012-13 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 were honored at a luncheon on Saturday at the Radisson Governors’ Inn in the Research Triangle Park.
“We are proud of the achievements of this select group of student-athletes,” said NCHSAA commissioner Davis Whitfield. “With recognitions such as these, we are continuing our emphasis on sportsmanship and the important lessons high school athletics teach.”
North Carolina Farm Bureau Heart of a Champion 2012-13 Honorees
Student Athlete School Nominator Timothy Bell Jesse Carson Todd Bell Zachary Broadaway West Stanly Wendy Tucker Jessica Bunce David Butler Janet Prevatte Seth Carter Clyde A. Erwin David Ball Jennifer Dagenhart West Iredell Mark Weycker Erica Driver Corinth Holders Don Andrews/Chase Ferrell Devan Fincher West Stanly Wendy Tucker Megan Gilligan North Wilkes Michael Greene Clara Hilton Woods Charter Elizabeth Crumb Patrick Hunter North Iredell Nick Tomlin Haley Jackson West Rowan Todd Bell Zach Jarrett Hickory Tom Harper Katie Mathewson Hickory Tom Harper Carlos Medina David Butler Janet Prevatte Michelle Murphy Northwest Guilford Jennifer Knoll Kyle Perschy Woods Charter Graeme Stewart Lawson Ray Terry Sanford William Yeager Brooke Redmond North Iredell Nick Tomlin Natalie Rhew Clyde A. Erwin David Ball Lindsey Triplett North Wilkes Michael Greene Thinh Truong Hickory Tom Harper Ze Yang West Iredell Mark Weycker