Honored in the spring were, front row, left to right: Sarah Hildreth (Asheboro), Mackenzie Gee (Eastern Randolph), Emma Mazzarone (Providence Grove), Madison Ray (Southwestern Randolph), Autumn Gentry (Trinity), Kennedy Strickland (Wheatmore). Back row: Hakemme Butler (Asheboro), Kahlin Graham (Eastern Randolph), Zander Cheek (Providence Grove), Landon McGee (Randleman), Caleb McNeill (Southwestern Randolph), Cooper Pollock (Trinity) and Randy Spencer (Wheatmore). Not pictured: Elizabeth York (Randleman).
SOPHIA – Senior athletes from area schools were honored by the Randolph Sports Council during banquets at Snyder Farms Restaurant during the school year.
Three times during the year, two seniors from seven schools were recipients of sportsmanship awards, which were accompanied by $500 scholarships. Recipients were selected by each school’s scholarship committee.
Guest speakers during this school year were Matt Ridge, Davidson-Davie Community College athletics director and men’s basketball coach, in the fall; Rusty LaRue, chief operations officer of Dairi-O Restaurants and former football and basketball standout at Wake Forest (before an NBA career), in the winter; and Heather Macy, assistant athletics director and women’s basketball coach at Greensboro College, in the spring.