Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Holds “Best All Around Student Athlete of the Year” Luncheon, Awards Two Scholarships

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The Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Sports Council Division held the “Best All Around Student Athlete of the Year” Awards Luncheon at Five Oaks Golf & Country Club on May 13, 2022. One male and one female athlete from each high school in Wilson County were nominated by their Athletic Director, Coach, or Principal. Students are nominated for their outstanding academic and athletic qualities. From the nominees, one male and one female were chosen to receive a $1,500 scholarship to the school of their choice. The scholarship is funded by the Two Rivers Ford Open Bass Tournament hosted by the Wilson County Sports Council.
The nominated students from each school were:
  • Allyson Paige Stallworth and Max Robert Duckwiler, Friendship Christian
  • Keeton Brown and Mo Ruttlen, Green Hill High School
  • Ansley McNutt and Bronar Goshern, Lebanon High School
  • Davey Slaughter and Derrick Crouch, Mt Juliet Christian Academy
  • Karah Nicole Hood and Anthony Ray Pyron, Mt. Juliet High School
  • Morgan Brown and Brayden Cousino, Watertown High School
  • Makenna Merkley and Robert Lee Spickard, Wilson Central High School

A Committee was chosen to review the scholarships and make a decision on specific qualifications. Watertown High School student Morgan Brown and Lebanon High School student Bronar Goshern were selected to receive the $1,500 scholarships.

In honor of Mr. Tommy Crockett, his family was presented a special award. Another award was given to Two Rivers Ford to be displayed at their Mt. Juliet location.

The guest speaker was football player Bradley D. Hopkins. He played left tackle for 13 seasons in the National Football League (NFL), all of them with the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans organization. In football, Hopkins played on both offense and defense, playing on the defensive line as well as at tight end. In basketball, Hopkins played power forward.

Hopkins graduated from University of Illinois with a degree in Speech Communications. He was selected in the first round of the 1993 NFL Draft by the Houston Oilers. In his rookie season, Hopkins started eleven games at left tackle and was named first-Team All-Rookie.

He currently works as an analyst for SiruisXM’s ESPNU, B1G, ACC, SEC, Mad Dog Radio and NFL Radio.This event is held annually and is open to the public.

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