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Overall Male Student-Athlete Of The Year

COLBY FREEMAN Colby Freeman is a member of the Greeneville High School Soccer team. He has 4.0 GPA. His list of academic achievements include ACT highest composite of 33; ACT super score of 34; ACT 30+ Recognition, AP Government exam score - 5 out of 5; AP United States History exam score 4 out of 5; highest grade average in Honors Biology, World History, Honors Algebra A; Highest grade average in Computer Applications; Honors English; AP United States History; AP United States Government; Honors Pre-Calculus; and Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Certifications. He was elected Mr. GHS superlative by peers. Colby was named to the All District First Team and All Region First Team in Soccer Sophomore year. His volunteer, community service and/ or extracurricular activities include: Class President-elected by peers for four years;

High School Soccer-Team captain junior and senior year; Starting goalkeeper sophomore, junior and senior year; All District 1st team sophomore season; All Region 1st team-sophomore season; Student Council-served four years; led Kindness Committee within council; National Honors Society-elected by peers as Vice President; High School Girls Soccer-manager junior and senior year; assisted as goalkeeper coach; Travel soccer-starting goalkeeper four years, team captain junior and senior seasons; High School Cross Country-freshman year; received best newcomer award; Young Men’s Bible Study-lead Bible study Friday mornings for soccer teammates with 12 players now active in our group; Greene County Partnership Greeneville Youth Leadership; Greene County Partnership Greeneville Youth Council Member - (must have

50 hours of community service per year to be a member). member four years of high school and has a total of 271.5 hours of community service to date; Personal Hygiene Drive-created; organized and led drive at Christmas Junior and Senior years; First Baptist Church - Led worship music at First Baptist Church (FBC) Vacation Bible School for past several summers and worship music for FBC VBS at Greeneville’s Boys and Girls Club; participated in FBC youth group and worked many Judgment House presentations, traveled on several mission trips to Alabama and Cincinnati with church youth, and joined Trinity United Methodist Church on a mission trip to Tybee Island Colby Freeman was nominated by Coach Jerry Graham. Coach Graham said, “There are very few student athletes that I have ever had the pleasure to coach that are

as well-rounded as Colby. He has not only helped his team win two back-to-back State Championships, but he has earned multiple individual athletic honors along the way. This by itself is quite an achievement, however this young man helped to be a manager for the girls’ soccer team because he loved being around the game. He also somehow found time to log more than 270 hours of community service. Seeing him pull young kids aside at practice to give them pointers shows just why his teammates elected him as a team captain this year. But what really made this student-athlete stand out to me was not only his academic and athletic success ... but the fact that he makes time to lead a bible study class each Saturday morning with his peers. He may very well be the most well-rounded student· athlete I have had the pleasure to coach.”

Overall Female Student-Athlete Of The Year

HALEY KELLS Haley Kells is a member of the South Greene High School Track & Field team. She has a 3.96 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society, has been on the Honor roll every semester and will graduate with Honors, Tennessee Ready. She has played 4 years on the Varsity Volleyball team While on the team, they won 4-time District Championships, 3 times Regional Championships, 1 time as Regional Runner-up, and 4 trips to the State Tournament. As an individual She participated in the 2020 All District Tournament. As a four-year member of the Varsity Basketball team, they were District Champions two times, District Runner-ups two times, Regional Cham-

pions in 2018-19, Regional Runner-ups in 2020-21, Sectionals (Sweet 16) two times and State Tournament (Elite 8) in 2020-21. She was named to the District All Tournament two times and received the District 2 AA All Conference Honorable Mention. As a member of the Track & Field Varsity team, three were at West Greene High School and one at SGHS, as a freshman in 2018 Haley qualified for State Tournament In 4 events- In Triple Jump, 100m Hurdles, 4x100 Relay and the Pentathlon. She came in 6th in both the State Pentathlon and Triple Jump. In her sophomore year, she was a Sectional Champion - High Jump and Sectional Runner-up - Triple Jump. She qualified

for State Tournament In 4 events - Triple Jump, 100m Hurdles, High Jump and Pentathlon and placed 3rd in High Jump, 8th in Triple Jump, 10th in 100mH, 10th in Pentathlon, and 2019 Meet of Champions Qualifier. She currently holds the WGHS school record In Triple Jump and Long Jump. Haley received 8 college offers, but committed to Belmont Abbey in North Carolina. Haley has been an Alter server for several years at Notre Dame Catholic Church, is a member of the Youth group. She is a volunteer at the Humane Society, brought ice cream sundaes to the residents of an assisted living facility, and as a Key club member during the

Christmas in Greeneville Festivities as a Santa’s Elf. She has also been a four-year member of the SGHS Varsity volleyball and basketball teams and as a part-time worker at Link Hills Golf Club. She was nominated by Coach Joe Case. Coach Case said, “Haley had never competed in a track and field event prior to high school. She worked hard and had a successful freshman and sophomore year, making it to the state tournament both years in multiple events. Even after the 2020 season was cancelled, she continued to train three times a week in Johnson City so that she would be ready for all sports when her senior year stated.”


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Student Athlete of the year Nominees BASEBALL Avery Collins, GHS Carson Whaley, NGHS BASKETBALL (BOYS) Eli Beddingfield, CDHS Conner DeBusk, GHS Chriss Schultz, NGHS Isaac Hoese, SGHS BASKETBALL (GIRLS) Earendia Davis, CDHS Lauren Bailey, GHS Breanna Savage, NGHS Amelia Mullins, SGHS Tayli Rader, WGHS BOWLING (BOYS) Lane Bolton, CDHS Clifford Doughty, GHS

GOLF (GIRLS) Lexi Humbert, GHS SOCCER (BOYS) Angelo Sobrero, CDHS Colby Freeman, GHS SOCCER (GIRLS) Jessica Morrison, CDHS Lindsey Cook, GHS

BOWLING (GIRLS) Kaylee Wallen, GHS CHEERLEADING Gracie Karriker, CDHS Alexis Humbert, GHS Ashley Waddell, SGHS

TENNIS (GIRLS) Lexie Lane, CDHS Katie Leonard, GHS Grace Weems, NGHS

CROSS COUNTRY (BOYS) Irving Medina, CDHS Mason Brandon, GHS Chandler Dalton, WGHS

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Boyd Sports Baseball Student-Athlete Of The Year

CARSON WHALEY Carson Whaley is a member of the North Greene High School baseball team. He was a member of North Greene’s basketball team that reached the state semifinals this season. He was on the North Greene golf team that placed third in the state in 2019 and fourth in the state in 2020. He has been a member of the varsity baseball team four years, the varsity basketball three years and the golf team three years. Carson has a 3.97 GPA and has been on the A or B honor roll each semester. He has volunteered packing Operation Christmas Child boxes and at the Community Wide Egg Hunt. He was a participant in the Journey Through Bethlehem and helped with setup for the Autumn Adventure drive through event. He went on a mission trip to Belize. While there, he visited villages and helped with Vacation Bible School. Carson was nominated by coach Jason Lowe, who said, “I have had the privilege to coach Carson the last three years. He is a hard worker in both the classroom and on the playing field who strives to make his teammates better. He goes above and beyond what is asked of him. Carson has a great work ethic and is always trying to improve his game.”

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ISAAC HOESE Isaac Hoese is a member of the South Greene High School basketball team and a member of the Hardee’s Thanksgiving Day Tournament All-Tournament Team. He has made appearances three times at the Tennessee State Golf Tournament. He has a 4.38 GPA and scored a 32 on the ACT. He ranked fourth academically out of 119 seniors at South Greene. He is a member of the National Honor Society, student council, Scholar Bowl team and a representative on the Greene County School Board as a junior. Isaac was elected Mr. SGHS and student of the month. He has volunteered 2,500 plus hours at Link Hills Country Club in seven years, worked at SGHS during the summer mowing grass, moving furniture in the school and cleaning, participated by ringing bells for the Food Bank at Christmas and served during the Isaiah 117 House lunch banquet. He was nominated by coach Hoese, who said, “Isaac is a Best of Preps nominee because of his leadership on and off the floor. He was found countless times cleaning the locker room and making sure the locker room was left clean at away games. He always prepared himself to help his team prepare in practice by watching hours of game film to scout games. In addition to preparation, he has helped the underclassmen in practice to understand new plays and the game plan.”


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BREANNA SAVAGE Breanna “Breezy” Savage is a member of the North Greene High School basketball team. She also plays volleyball and softball. In basketball, she has been a four-year starter, selected three times All-Conference, three times All-District, named district tournament MVP, three times All-Region, two times All-Greene County, a Best of Preps nominee in 10th grade, team MVP in 10th grade and WCYB Channel 5 Player of the Week for the week of February 10, 2021. She scored her 1,000th point her senior year, helped lead her team to four straight regular season championships, four straight district tournament championships, one regional runner-up finish, two regional titles, three state sectional appearances and two state tournament appearances. Volleyball awards received are two time All-Conference player, district All-Tournament, District Defensive Player of the Year her senior year, Best of Preps nominee and the team award for most digs. Breezy has a 3.89 GPA. Her scholastic achievements are honor roll for four years, Physical Science Honor award, Art Honor award, Personal Finance Honor award and first place in the 2019 Regional TSA Competition Fashion division. She received the Nolichucky Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolutions Good Citizenship award and the Outstanding Good Citizenship award for Greene County. She is the 2020 NGHS Homecoming Queen and was voted Miss NGHS. She was the junior class president. Breezy is a member of the Greene County Youth Council, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the Move To Improve Club and was a member of the 2021 Greene County Youth Leadership class. She is an active member of First Baptist Church of Baileyton. Her volunteer hours have been at the Northern Greene County United in Love Ministries, the Save the Children Food distribution, Operation Christmas Child, tutoring, working in the concession stand at Baileyton Elementary School and babysitting. She was nominated by coach James Buchanan, who said, “Breanna works hard not only on the basketball floor but also in the classroom. She is a natural leader who always motivates and encourages her teammates. She gives 110 percent. She is a student and an athlete who embraces instruction and criticism as an opportunity for improvement.”


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Crockett Enterprises Boys’ Bowling Student Athlete of the Year

LANE BOLTON A student at South Greene High School, Lane Bolton has been a member of the Chuckey-Doak bowling team for four years. He has competed at the State level all four years. He is always bowling, whether at SGHS or individual competitions on weekends. He has won scholarships for secondary education. Lane scored his first 300 game in 2018 and then again in Detroit 2019 with pro bowler Dom Barrett. His average his senior year is 203 and due to COVID he finished 15th in the state due to the amount of games bowled. He finished 4th in the state in Smyrna and has won several tournaments and top 10 places which earned him money in his bowling smart account. He has also played baseball all 4 years with SGHS. He will help anyone in need and volunteers as a mentor for younger bowlers. He will help family and community members with anything that is needed. Lane has been bowling since he was in elementary school. His work ethic in bowling and life in general is extraordinary. He practices on his own and does what he can to help others to be better bowlers.” He was nominated by Coach Jaime Weems. Coach Weems said, “Lane overcome a huge death in his family. He persevered and continued bowling. Being raised by a single mom, he is often with grandparents who are huge supporters.


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Girls’ Bowling Student-Athlete of the Year

KAYLEE WALLEN

Kaylee Wallen is a member of the Greeneville High School bowling team. She has a 3.76 GPA and is a National Honor Society inductee. Her achievements and awards for 2018-19 are Student Athlete Award of Merit, Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award, GHS Most Improved Bowler, Region 1 All-Conference team, Superior rating for Clarinet Solo at Solo & Ensemble Festival, Superior Rating for Clarinet Ensemble at Solo & Ensemble and All East (Clarinet). In 2019-20, her achievements and awards are Student Athlete of Merit, Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award, GHS Most Improved Bowler, GHS Highest Bowling Average, GHS Girls Most Valuable Bowler, Region 1 All-Conference team and Region 1 Bowler of the Year. Individual awards for Youth Bowling League include 450 series, 200 game, high handicap series and third place team). She earned a Superior Rating for Clarinet Masterclass Solo at Solo & Ensemble Festival and was an All-East selection in Violin, and an AllEast alternate for Soprano 1. In 2020-21, her achievements and awards are Region 1 All-Conference team, GHS Highest Bowling Average, GHS Girls Most Valuable Bowler, GHS Marching Band Squad Leader, All-East Clinic in Violin and National Honor Society member inductee. Kaylee’s volunteer, community service and/or extracurricular activities are Morristown Youth and Community Orchestra 7 years, GHS Bowling team 3 years, Summer Youth Bowling Leagues 3 years, GHS Track team 3 years, Band 3 years, Scholars Bowl 3 years, Quiz Bowl & Round Robin 3 years, Winter Guard 2 years, Kingsport Symphony of the Mountains Youth Orchestra 2 years, Color Guard 2 years, GHS Choral 2 years, GHS Advanced Chorus 2 years, GHS Show Choir 2 years, GHS Gospel Choir 2 years and GHS Jazz Band 1 year. She has volunteered for Tusculum Baptist Bible school as an assistant in the 3-5-year-old class 2 years, Tusculum Baptist Nursery volunteer 2 years, Tusculum Baptist Worship team member and Special Music 2 years, a volunteer at the 8th grade night and Bowling recruitment 2 years. She was nominated by coach Johnny Painter, who said, “I feel that Kaylee is a very well deserving selection for this honor. She has worked very hard as a member of our team and improved on her skill set, while at the same time helping others along the way. Her hard work, both on and off the field of competition, has shown in her improvement athletically and academically. Her personality and enthusiasm spills over to her teammates and opponents, allowing her to become a friend to whomever she meets.”

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Girls’ Cheerleading Student-Athlete of the Year

ASHLEY WADDELL Ashley Waddell is a cheerleader at South Greene High School. She has a 4.27 GPA and maintained A/B Honor Roll for four years while taking dual enrollment and advanced placement classes. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Talent Search. She has volunteered at Appalachian Helping Hands, East Tennessee State University Buddy Walk, as an instructor at the YMCA Cheer Camp, and as a camp counselor at Camp Greene. At Cedar Creek Church of God, she has served on the Food Ministry, Fruit Basket Outreach, Children’s Ministry, the Grandparents Day Parade, Halloween Trunk or Treat and the peanut butter egg fundraiser. Ashley was nominated by coach Leslie Ellenburg, who said, “Ashley is a model student athlete and friend. She gives 100 percent to any task set before her. She always has a smile on her face and a positive attitude. She is kind to her fellow cheerleaders by modeling good character qualities and responding to all questions with grace. Her faith is important to her and that is evident in all aspects of her life. Ashley is honest and trustworthy, being well liked by her peers and teachers. Learning comes naturally for her but she still donates a lot of time to studying.”


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By-Pass Lawn & Garden Boys’ Cross Country Student-Athlete of the Year

MASON BRANDON Mason Brandon is a member of the Greeneville High School boys cross country team. He is a four-year letterman in cross country and track. His achievements and awards are first team All-Greene County in cross country 4 years, Greene County runner-up in cross country 2 years, Most Improved Male Runner in cross country sophomore and junior year and Most Valuable Runner senior year. Mason has volunteered as a member of the Greene County Youth Council. He is a member of the GHS Student Council and the GHS 30+ ACT Club. He has a 4.0 GPA and scored a 31 on the ACT. He was the winner of the 2019 TMTA Geometry competition. He was nominated by coach Larry Blalock, who said, “Mason has excelled on the field and in the classroom. His work ethic is above reproach. He has turned himself from a mediocre runner to a championship quality runner through hard work and dedication. As a result, he has earned himself an opportunity to continue his running at the collegiate level. In addition, his classroom achievements and community service activities have made him a well-rounded individual.” Mason has excelled in athletics, in the classroom, and in the community while operating his family farm. In the summer, he often comes to evening practices after spending the day working in the hay fields and is also responsible for the daily feeding of approximately 100 farm animals. It is extremely difficult for a young person to find a balance in life to overcome the demands of farm work and schoolwork to achieve at the highest level in athletics. He has accomplished what few will even try.


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Girls’ Cross Country Student-Athlete of the Year

MEREDITH MULHOLLEN Meredith Mulhollen is a member of the Greeneville High School girls cross country team. She has a 4.0 GPA and will have earned 28 college credits by the end of her senior year. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and has lettered in cross country her freshman and senior year. She has been named All-Greene County in cross country. Meredith participated in Central Ballet’s annual 2020 community performance and held a part-time job throughout high school. She has volunteered at the Greeneville-Greene County Humane Society and is a member of the First Baptist Church’s Mission Greeneville and youth activities. She was nominated by coach Larry Blalock, who said, “Meredith has excelled on the athletic field, in the classroom and in life. She knows where she is headed and has set out a plan to get there. She is level headed and works hard to achieve her goals.”


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Girls’ Dance Student-Athlete of the Year

SARA GOODWIN Sara Goodwin is a member of the Greeneville High School dance team. She is on the Academic Honor Roll and an AP Student with a 3.5 GPA. Her achievements and awards are first runner-up for the GHS Dance Team Lady Devil award in 2020, two-time All-American Dancer, Senior Dance team captain and counter, winner of the GHS Dance Team Coach’s award and assists with team choreography. She is a dance teacher with Main Street Dance Company, a volunteer assistant coach for the Greeneville Middle School Dance Team and a member of the Standards and Film Committee for GHS Dance Team. She has more than 100 community service hours, including the Asbury United Methodist Church annual prom closet. Sara was nominated by coach Anne Sand, who said, “Sara is someone who comes early, stays late, works hard when she is at home and always helps her teammates when they fall behind. She constantly helps her coaches with choreography, cleaning up routines and is constantly encouraging those around her. Sara has one of the most positive, encouraging, go-with-theflow attitudes and can handle adversity extremely well. She communicates very well, and is mature beyond her years.


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Captain D’s Football Student-Athlete of the Year

DREW GREGG Drew Gregg is a member of the Greeneville High School football team. He has a 3.8 GPA, taking honors classes and dual enrollment. He is a member of the National Honor Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He was the 2020 GHS football team captain and was named Region 1-4A All-Region in 2019. Drew’s volunteer activities include 60 hours in the food pantry at his church and leading a boys Bible study. He was nominated by coach Edwin Spradlen, who said, “Drew was a returning All-Region player and team captain for his senior year. He had a great start to his senior year. But in the third game of the season, he tore his ACL and missed the rest of the season. He continued to be a true team captain by mentoring younger quarterbacks that had to replace him. His true character and faith were revealed through this difficult situation. He continued to say ‘I know there is a bigger plan for me down the road.’ He rehabbed hard, graduated early and is a member of the Carson-Newman University football team.” His biggest challenge was transferring to Greeneville from Knoxville at the end of his sophomore season. He had to build relationships with a new team and community.

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Link Hills Country Club Boys’ Golf Student-Athlete of the Year

AIDAN COLLIER Aidan Collier is a member of the North Greene High School boys golf team. He has a 3.95 GPA and has always been on the A or A/B Honor roll. He is working toward an advanced diploma. He is ranked as the No. 1 golfer in the state of Tennessee for the class of 2023 and is 41st in the nation in the class of 2023 based on Junior Golf Scoreboard rankings. In high school golf, he won medalist honors at both his district and regional tournaments, placed fourth at state, and was voted Region 1, District 2 Most Valuable Player. He was chosen for the All-Upper East Tennessee boys team. He was named to the Tennessee Sportswriters Association Boys Golf All-State Team. Outside of school golf, Aidan participated in tournaments throughout the year on the state, regional and national level with Sned’s Tour, Hurricane Junior Golf Tour, Southeastern Junior Golf Tour and the American Junior Golf Association. He also participated in invitational tournaments. In 2020 and 2021, he has participated in 17 travel tournaments, having 14 top 10 finishes, including eight firstplace finishes. Aiden was chosen to be part of the Tennessee Junior Cup East Team. Each year, the top 10 boys and four girls from East Tennessee and the top 10 boys and four girls from West Tennessee are selected to participate in a Ryder Cup style tournament. The tournament is held at The Grove Golf Club in Nashville and is hosted by PGA player Scott Stallings. Team East kept their title, winning for the fourth year in a row. He has also been nominated for the USGA-AJGA Presidents’ Leadership Award. This award is given annually to one boy and one girl who exemplify the spirit of volunteerism, charity and leadership. He tied his home course record score of 61 set in 2001. Aiden was nominated by coach Jason Lowe, who said, “Aiden has a phenomenal work ethic and is extremely dedicated to his craft. He continues to improve and also remains very humble and gracious both in victory and defeat. He is also an excellent teammate who encour-

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Link Hills Country Club Girls’ Golf Student-Athlete of the Year

LEXI HUMBERT Lexi Humbert is a member of the Greeneville High School girls golf team. She has a 3.61 GPA and is a member of National Honor Society. She is a recipient of the Work Ethic Diploma, an Honor Scholar, a graduate with Tennessee Community Service Scholar, Tennessee Graduate of Distinction and Tennessee Star Recognition. She is also a member of the GHS cheer team. In golf, she was in the district top 10 her freshman and sophomore years, in the region top 10 her sophomore, junior and senior years, medalist in large school girls for the district, the 2020 Link Hills Jr. Shout Out Champion, and the First Tee of the Tri-Cities Ace Level awards in integrity, confidence and leadership. She is a member of the Greene County Partnership Youth Leadership class and a junior coach with the First Tee Tri-Cities program at Link Hills Country Club. Lexi is a member of Greeneville Cumberland Presbyterian Church where she has volunteered for the Gabriel’s Outreach Program mentoring elementary students since she was in the 8th grade. She is a member of the Thrive Church Worship team, Theatre at Tusculum, GLAWPIGT, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, P7 Club and Young Life of Greene County. She was the 2020-21 Miss Greene County Teen Volunteer. Lexi has also worked for the Greeneville Taylor Shop making masks during the COVID pandemic for emergency personnel. She has received a golf scholarship from Emory & Henry College and is the Pre-Health Placement Award winner. Lexi was nominated by coach Nathan Hale, who said, “When you mention the phrase ‘student athlete,’ Lexi is the type of person that immediately comes to mind. She has excelled at her sport as evidenced by numerous awards mentioned and her athletic scholarship. Lexi is a student athlete that represents her school extremely well.”

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COLBY FREEMAN Colby Freeman is a member of the Greeneville High School soccer team. He has a 4.0 GPA. His list of academic achievements include ACT highest composite of 33; ACT super score of 34; ACT 30+ Recognition, AP Government exam score, 5 out of 5; AP United States History exam score, 4 out of 5; highest grade average in Honors Biology, World History, Honors Algebra A; Highest grade average in Computer Applications; Honors English; AP United States History; AP United States Government; Honors Pre-Calculus; and Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Certifications. He was elected Mr. GHS superlative by peers. Colby was named to the All-District First Team and All-Region First Team in soccer his sophomore year. His volunteer, community service and extracurricular activities include Class President for four years; soccer team captain junior and senior years; starting goalkeeper sophomore, junior and senior years; All-District first team sophomore season; All-Region first team sophomore season; student council four years; led Kindness Committee within council; National Honors Society Vice President; girls soccer manager and assisted as goalkeeper coach junior and senior years; travel soccer starting goalkeeper four years, and team captain junior and senior seasons; high school cross country best newcomer award freshman season; Young Men’s Bible Study, leading Bible study Friday mornings for soccer teammates with 12 players active in the group; Greene County Partnership Greeneville Youth Leadership; Greene County Partnership Greeneville Youth Council Member; Personal Hygiene Drive junior and senior years; led worship music at First Baptist Church Vacation Bible School for past several summers and worship music for FBC VBS at Greeneville’s Boys and Girls Club; participated in FBC youth group and worked many Judgment House presentations, traveled on several mission trips to Alabama and Cincinnati with church youth, and traveled on mission trip to Tybee lsland with Trinity United Methodist. Colby was nominated by coach Jerry Graham, who said, “There are very few student athletes that I have ever had the pleasure to coach that are as well-rounded as Colby. He has not only helped his team win back-to-back state championships, but he has earned multiple individual athletic honors along the way. This by itself is quite an achievement. However, this young man helped as a manager for the girls’ soccer team because he loved being around the game. He also somehow found time to log more than 270 hours of community service. Seeing him pull young kids aside at practice to give them pointers shows just why his teammates elected him as a team captain this year. But what really made this student-athlete stand out to me was not only his academic and athletic success, but the fact he makes time to lead a Bible study class with his peers. He may very well be the most well-rounded student athlete I have had the pleasure to coach.”


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Toyota of Johnson City Girls’ Soccer Student-Athlete of the Year

JESSICA MORRISON Jessica Morrison is a student at North Greene High School and a member of the Chuckey-Doak High School girls soccer team. She has a 3.92 GPA. She was named District Rookie of the Year her freshman year and was a huge asset as the team won the district championship, was Region runner-up, won the state sectional and traveled to the state tournament. Jessica was named to the All-District team her sophomore year and helped her team again claim the District championship. Her junior year, she was named District Player of the Year and was named to the All-Region Team, while leading her team to another district championship. Her senior year, she led the team to a district championship, region runner-up and to a substate berth. Jessica was also named to the All-District team and All-Region team. Jessica is very active in school and the community. She, of course, is an active leader on the soccer field and is also a member of the tennis team. She has been a camp counselor every summer for the kids soccer camp hosted at CDHS and a leader in the community. She is a member of the Future Farmers of America and Youth Leadership. She has been on the Homecoming Court all four years at North Greene High School. Jessica is an active leader at Union Temple United Methodist Church where she teaches a Sunday school class for children in the church. Somehow between soccer, school and church, this young lady has also been able to work a part-time job at a restaurant as a hostess. Jessica was nominated by coach Anna Swatzell Ricker, who said, “Jessica personifies leadership, work ethic and community service. She is a leader in every situation, on the field, in the classroom and in the community. She has a great work ethic. Jessica has a near perfect GPA of 4.1518 weighted and 3.9286 unweighted. She is always one of the hardest working young ladies on the soccer field in practice, in camps and in games. She is also a dependable employee and is making a name for herself in the work force. But as busy as she obviously is, she still makes her church a priority as she teaches a Sunday school class for younger children. She has a heart of gold and the determination and drive to be a leader in the community.”


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Boyd Sports Softball Student-Athlete of the Year

LINDSEY BLAZER Lindsey Blazer is a member of the West Greene High School softball team. She has a 3.89 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society, the National English Honors Society, the National society of High School Scholars and the Future Farmers of America. She was the top fund raiser for the FFA Fall campaign and received first place in the FFA Agricultural Issues Poster Division. She is a volunteer at the Greeneville-Greene County Humane Society, Morning Point Assisted Living, East Tennessee Homes residential homes for the disabled and Mosheim Town Hall. She was a 2021 Prom Committee Chair Holder, 2021 Senior Class Vice President and as freshman in 2018 was Class secretary. Lindsey was nominated by coach Kelly Beets, who said, “Lindsey has played softball for me since her freshman year. Since the beginning, she has been the most dedicated, hardworking, goal-oriented girl I have had on my team. She has always shown leadership and made sure the entire team felt welcomed, loved and wanted. Lindsey is an inspiration to my younger team members and I know her guidance has made them all better players.”

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Greeneville Oil Boys’ Tennis Student-Athlete of the Year

Aydan Hawk is a member of the South Greene High School tennis team. He has a 4.4 GPA and is on the A Honor Roll, a member of National Honor Society, a National Merit, a Ready Graduate and has been accepted to the University of Tennessee. He scored a 34 on the ACT with a perfect 36 in reading and English. He is a member of the Greene County Partnership, a volunteer with Isaiah House, Lutheran World Relief, Appalachian Helping Hands, the Wood Ministry, a Food Bank bell ringer at SGHS and various church activities. He has been on the SGHS basketball and tennis teams four years, and played football his senior year. Aydan was nominated by coach Shawn Jones, who said, “Ayden is a very hard-working young man. He goes above and beyond in his studies and as a student-athlete. He demonstrates integrity, leadership and honesty both on and off the field and/or court. His intelligence does not take away his ability to be a coachable player and consistently exemplifies respect for others.”

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Greeneville Oil Girls’ Tennis Student-Athlete of the Year

KATIE LEONARD Katie Leonard is a member of the Greeneville High School tennis team. She has a 3.3 GPA. Her achievements and awards are 2018 Rookie of the Year, 2019 110% Award, two times District Championship team member and a Junior team tennis 18U finalist. She is the team captain, has been on the varsity team four years and has signed to play at Milligan University. Katie is a volunteer tennis coach at the Virginian Country Club, Save the Children, vacation Bible school at First Baptist Church, mission trips to Ohio and Alabama, and First Baptist Church “Mission Greeneville.” She is a member of Horse Creek Church of God youth band. She was nominated by coach Bart Kennedy, who said, “Katie is always the first to arrive at practice and the last to leave. She works hard outside of practice and during the summer to improve her game. She is dedicated and focused on the sport and what it takes to be a great player and is always cheering her teammates on and pumping them up before and during a match.”

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Eastman Credit Union Track & Field Boys’ Student-Athlete of the Year

MAX BROWN Max Brown is a member of the South Greene High School track team. He has a 4.4 GPA and scored a 35 on the ACT with a perfect 36 in English. He has an SAT score of 1560. Both his ACT and SAT scores are in the 99th percentile. He is a 2020 National Merit Commended Scholar, 2021 Twenty Under 20 award recipient, SGHS’ valedictorian, is top average in all high school courses, and will graduate with eight dual enrolled courses, three AP courses and three SDC courses. He is a 2020 cross country state qualifier and finished eighth overall and first in his age division at the 2021 Asheville Half Marathon. Max is in the Towering Oaks youth group and is occasionally an Offertory pianist. He is a barista at Creamy Cup Coffee shop. He is a member of the Scholars Bowl team and Round Robin team, the Greene County Youth Leadership and Greene County Youth Council. He has been the SGHS Student Council class president from 2017-2021. He was nominated by coach Joe Case, who said, “Throughout Max’s high school years, he has Embodied the ideal student-athlete. Whether at practice or in the classroom, he always puts forth his best effort and is dedicated to advancing his goals. He also leads his teammates and classmates by example, setting a standard for them to follow.”


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Eastman Credit Union Track & Field Girls’ Student-Athlete of the Year

HALEY KELLS Haley Kells is a member of the South Greene High School track & field team. She has a 3.96 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society, has been on the honor roll every semester and will graduate with honors, Tennessee Ready. She has played four years on the varsity volleyball team. During that time, the Lady Rebels have been four-time district champions, three-time region champions, region runner-up, and have made four trips to the state tournament. She played varsity basketball four years. During that time, the Lady Rebels were district champions two times, district runners-up two times, region champions in 201819, region runners-up in 2020-21, reached sectionals two times and the state tournament in 2020-21. She was named District All-Tournament two times and received District 2-2A All-Conference Honorable Mention. As a member of the varsity track & field team, three of which were at West Greene High School and one at SGHS, as a freshman in 2018 qualified for state in Triple Jump, 100-meter Hurdles, 4x100 Relay and Pentathlon. She came in sixth in both the State Pentathlon and Triple Jump. In her sophomore year, she was a sectional champion in High Jump and sectional runner-up in Triple Jump. She qualified for state in Triple Jump, 100-meter hurdles, High Jump and Pentathlon and placed 3rd in High Jump, 8th in Triple Jump, 10th in 100m Hurdles, 10th in Pentathlon. She was a 2019 Meet of Champions Qualifier. Her junior season was cut short because of COVID-19, but she broke her Triple Jump school record in the second meet. In her senior year, she got a new PR in Long Jump. She currently holds the WGHS school record in Triple Jump and Long Jump. Haley received eight college offers, but committed to Belmont Abbey in North Carolina. Haley has been an Alter server for several years at Notre Dame Catholic Church, and is a member of the youth group. She is a volunteer at the Humane Society, and is a Key Club member. She has also been a four-year member of the SGHS varsity volleyball and basketball teams and a parttime worker at Link Hills Golf Club. She was nominated by coach Joe Case, who said, “Haley had never competed in a track and field event prior to high school. She worked hard and had a successful freshman and sophomore year, making it to the state tournament both years in multiple events. Even after the 2020 season was canceled, she continued to train three times a week in Johnson City so that she would be ready for all sports when her senior year started.”


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Wrestling Boys’ Student-Athlete of the Year

KODIAK CANNEDY Kodiak Cannedy is a member of the Greeneville High School Boys Wrestling team. He has a 3.25 GPA. He is a three-time state champion, two-time All-Ameri-

can, ranked 20th in the country and is the team captain. Kodiak was nominated by coach Randy Shelton, who said, “Kodiak is a hard worker that brings up the talent

level of those around him. His dedication to being his best includes a lot of time after practice getting in extra work and in the weight room.”

Greeneville Flyboys’ General Manager

KATHERINE FOSTER Katherine “Kat” Foster enters her second year as the General Manager for Greeneville. After spending 2019 as the Assistant General Manager with the Johnson City Cardinals. Kat has worked with the Bluefield Orioles (before they became the Blue Jays) and with Roger Dean (Chevrolet) Stadium as their Director of Corporate Sales and Marketing. After taking a year off away from sports, she was ready to be back in baseball! She attended Bluefield College where she played volleyball and achieved her bachelor’s degree in Sports Management with a double minor in strength and conditioning and drug education. Kat is originally from Tampa, Florida, but lived in Jupiter, Fl until her move to Tennessee. Kat enjoys anything outdoors, running, hiking, sporting events (especially hockey), traveling as much as possible, live music and concerts and spending time with her family and friends. Kat was married in June 2020 to her husband John.


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Wrestling Girls’ Student-Athlete of the Year

JENNA BAINES Jenna Baines is a member of the Greeneville High School wrestling team. She has a 3.25 GPA. She is the first GHS girls wrestling state champion, and she defeated the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 5 wrestlers in the state to win it. She is also an accomplished MMA fighter. She recorded the most pins on our team (boys and girls). Jenna was nominated by coach Randy Shelton, who said, “Jenna is a true leader of the wrestling program. She has brought in 5-6 new Lady Devil wrestlers and is helping to train them for the 2021-22 season. Her dedication to being her best includes a lot of time practicing, getting in extra work and working in the cross-fit gym.”

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Volleyball Student-Athlete of the Year

ALEXANDRA DUCKWORTH Alexandra Duckworth is a member of the Greeneville High School volleyball team. She has a 4.0 GPA and scored a 33 on the ACT. She has received the Honors Biology 1 award, recognition for Honors English 1, an A Honor Roll student, State Recognition for Duke University Talent Identification Program, first place in the TMTA District Math contest for Algebra 1, fifth place in the TMTA East Tennessee math contest for Algebra 1, Leadership Award for Chorale, Freshman All-East Honor Choir and named a Student Congress on Policies in Education Delegate. She is a member of the 30+ ACT Club, the National Honors Society, and the National Society of High School Scholars. She was the recipient of the Coach’s Award for volleyball and member of the state final four volleyball team. Her volunteer, community service and/or extracurricular activities include: Volleyball Youth Camp Coach 2018-19, Asbury United Methodist Church Vacation Bible School Worker 20182020, Made PowerPoints for Asbury UMC Worship Services 2018-19, helped with Freshmen Day 2019, Volleyball Referee in 2020, Asbury UMC Prom Closet 2020 & 2021, JB Lyle Choral Festival 2020, helped run the Tennessee Beef Agribition 202021, helped run the East Tennessee Junior Angus Field Day 2020, Meal Prep for Football Team with Asbury UMC 2020, handed out candy at Halloween Happenings for Asbury UMC 2018 &


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Community Excellence Award

LEXI HUMBERT Lexi Humbert was nominated for Best of Preps Golf Athlete by Coach Nathan Hale. Coach Hale said, “When you mention the phrase “student Athlete”, Lexi is the type of person that immediately comes to mind. She has excelled at her sport as evidence by numerous awards mentioned and her athletic scholarship. She has excelled in the classroom and been involved in a number of extracurricular activities. She has given back to her sport with her work with First Tee. She even added another sport, cheerleading, her senior year! Lexi is a student athlete that represents her school extremely well and is an ideal candidate for Golf’s Best of Preps Athlete of the Year! She is a member of the Greene County Partnership Youth Leadership class, a Jr. coach with the First Tee Tri-Cities program at Link Hills Country Club. Lexi is a member of Greeneville Cumberland Presbyterian Church where she volunteers for the Gabriel’s Outreach Program mentoring elementary students since she was in the 8th grade. She is a member of the Thrive Church Worship team, Theatre at Tusculum, GLAWPIGT, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, P7 Club and Young Life of Greene County. She was the 2020-21 Miss Greene County Teen Volunteer. Lexi has also worked for the Greeneville Taylor Shop making masks during the COVID pandemic for emergency personnel. She has received a golf scholarship from Emory & Henry College and is the Pre-Health Placement Award winner. Congratulations, Lexi.


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Gateway Ford Comeback Player of the Year

MADISON GREENLEE Madison Greenlee is a member of the National Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America, National English Honor Society, TN Tomorrow and Family Career and Community Leaders of America. She Volunteers at McDonald Volunteer Fire Department, Gifts for Kids and Morning Point of Greeneville. This school leader was her Sophomore class president, is the class of 2021 Valedictorian and was voted by her senior class as “most fun to be around.” Her sports honors include 2020 volleyball first team All-District, she led the team in blocks for 2 years and was voted as captain by her teammates. She received the Kyle Morrell Award for track. During her junior year, Madison found out she had a bone cystic lesion with a hairline fracture of the humerus. This required her to have surgery in which bone marrow was aspirated from her hip and inserted into the humerus to aid development of the bone to fill the cystic lesion. While she was worried about the procedure and how it would affect her ability to return to her high school volleyball career. Return she did and she managed to balance her school and sports along with a job and community service and is graduating with Honors and Distinction.


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Gateway Ford Coach of the Year

BRAD WOOLSEY This past season, Brad Woolsey coached Greeneville to a 31-6 record and the school’s first basketball state championship with a 47-46 win over Jackson South Side in the Class 2A title game at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. Woolsey was promoted from assistant coach to coach of the basketball team in 2010 and was named athletic director in 2014. Woolsey’s ties to Greeneville and Greene County run deep with his family’s name in the area dating back 200-plus years. Woolsey played basketball for Greeneville, graduated in 1996 and played basketball at Carson-Newman University where he met his wife, Melissa, who also played basketball at the school. After college, Woolsey never really had thoughts of being anywhere other than Greeneville and returned as an assistant coach on the basketball team in 2001. “When I was a senior in high school, I think it was the National Honor Society ceremony, they had you come up on stage in the old auditorium and you kind of told what you wanted to do in life,” Woolsey said. “I remember at 18 years old saying, ‘I want to teach. I want to come back here and coach.’” In his 11 seasons as Greeneville’s coach, Woolsey has compiled a 231-123 record. He also led the Greene Devils to the state tournament in 2014 when they reached the semifinals and in 2020 before the tournament was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Randy Richards, Greeneville’s athletic director when Woolsey was promoted to coach, isn’t surprised by Woolsey’s success with the program. “Everything Brad does, whether he’s in the classroom, coaching or living his personal life, he’s just always had outstanding character and has been a role model for kids,” Richards said. “When you’re talking about high school players, it’s natural for them to be up and down emotionally. One of the biggest characteristics you look for in any coach is somebody who can be a rock for them, a constant. Brad provides that for them and they respond to him.” During Greeneville’s state championship win in Murfreesboro, that was on full display.

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Greeneville Oil Academic Excellence Award

MAX BROWN Max Brown is outstanding in the classroom and on the track. He is a leader that others look up to. Coach Case said, “Throughout Max’s high school years, he has Embodied the ideal student-athlete. Whether at practice or in the classroom, he always puts forth his best effort and is dedicated to advancing his goals. He also leads his teammates and classmates by example, setting a standard for them to follow.” Brown is a member of the South Greene High School Track team. He has a 4.4 GPA and scored a 35 on the ACT with a perfect 36 in English. He has a SAT score of 1560. Both his ACT and SAT scores are in the 99th percentile of scores. He is a 2020 National Merit Commended Scholar, 2021 Twenty Under 20 award recipient, SGHS’ valedictorian, is top average in all high school courses, and will graduate with eight dual enrolled courses, three AP courses and three SDC courses. He is a 2020 Cross Country state qualifier and finished 8th overall and 1st in his age division at the 2021 Asheville Half marathon. Max is in the Towering Oaks youth group and is occasionally an Offertory pianist. He is a barista at Creamy Cup Coffee shop. He is a member of the Scholars Bowl team and Round Robin team, the Greene County Youth Leadership and Greene County Youth Council. He has been the SGHS Student Council class president from 2017-2021.

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It is both a difficult challenge and a great responsibility to hold the life of a child in your hands. Some days are easy and straightforward... “just don’t let go”. Other days are less so. That’s when the child needs the right words more than they need your handholding. All we can do is give them what we believe they need at that moment and pray that God will finish the work as He promised. Congratulations to all of the students, parents, friends and teachers who are always up to the challenge of making a difference in the lives of our young people. Lennie Lawson (with grandchild Henry)

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