Updated: Monday, August 20 2012, 09:53 AM CDT Scholar Athlete Week 1
2013 Scholar Athletes
Week Week 13- A Thank You!
Parker Henry Beech High School
Parker Henry was named as one of the Beaman Scholar Athletes of the Week and sent us an amazing Thank You letter we'd like to share. A read of the letter shows just why Parker was selected and why his future is a bright one! We thank you Parker for your pursuit of excellence!
First,I would like to thank Fox17 and MyTV30 for investing in the lives of futureleaders. Although the phraselife-changing is clich, it accurately describes the opportunity yourorganization gives students like me struggling to financially fund collegiatepursuits. For me, the Scholar "Athleteof the Year Scholarship Award is essential, a necessity to go to college. Not only have you given me the opportunity toplay my favorite sport on TV, a dream of mine forever satisfied, but also thechance to put academics first. I cannot thank you enough for the support and encouragement you have furnished in thistime of tough transition from high school to college. Once again, thank you for all you have givenme in finances and encouragement.
2013 Scholar Athlete of the Year
Parker Henry Beech High School
Athletic Achievement: All County Football and All County Basketball, Captain of the Basketball Team, Player of the Week 3 times in Football, 4 year Letterman in both Football and Basketball, Attended Tennessee American Legion Boys State and was named MVP of the basketball game, Captain and Point Guard for AAV Basketball with Team Nashville Elite
Community Involvement: Hands On Nashville, Last Minute Toy Store, Mission Trips
Student Bio: Mr. Beech High School of 2014 Takes Honors and AP classes Active in many clubs including: Interact, FCA (Vice President), National Honor Society, and Beta (Vice President)
Austin Hayes Pope John Paul II High School
4 year Letterman in Football and Baseball
3 year Letterman in Basketball
All County Football during Junior year
Volunteer Services at Habitat for Humanity and Samaritan Center
Helps the Homeless
Worked Baseball and Basketball Camps
Has played Football, Baseball, and Basketball for all 4 years
Summer Baseball for Nashville Knights
Stephen Sims Stejskal Father Ryan High Schoo;
4 year Letter winner in Football and Baseball
4 year starter in Football
3 year starter in Baseball
Voted to serve as Captain in Football and Baseball
Has led the IRISH to the Quarterfinals in both Football and Baseball
Will accumulate more than 150 hours of community service serving at Room in the Inn, Habitat for Humanity, American Cancer Society Relay for Life (Co-Captain), March for Life in Washington D.C., and is a Math tutor for elementary students
Born in Nashville, TN, Stephen has attended Catholic Schools his entire academic career to this point. Passionate about his faith and committed to his teammates, family and friends. Stephen plans to continue his athletic career at an Ivy League school such as Yale or possibly staying in the south pursuing Vanderbilt, Clemson, or Auburn.
Isaac Weston Independence High School
Member of the Football team for 4 years (10th year playing)
Teacher Assistant for the National League of Junior Cotillions
Volunteers at: Willow Springs Nursing Home during special events and beginning in the Spring of 2014 he will teach Spanish after school to Elementary Students
Scored a 29 on the ACT
President of FCA
Plays the piano
Has been employed at Publix since May 2012 as the front service clerk/cashier
Sam Higginbotham Centennial High School
Member of the Football team for 4 years where he plays on the offensive and defensive lines
A very trustworthy young man with the finest of character and his academics obviously speaks for itself
Tutors teammates and classmates
Helping with the Cooper Trooper Pumpkin Patch
Involved with the CHS Football community service days
A member of The People's Church
Received a National Merit Scholar Letter of Commendation
Named Moody's Tire Athlete of the Week
Member of Mu Alpha Theta
Participates in Youth Legislation and math competitions
Is taking 7 AP classes his senior year
Has a neighborhood lawn cutting service that he fits in between school work and football
Porter Streator III Hillsboro High School
Member of the Football team for 4 years
Plays tight end, quarterback, and strong safety
Snagged the fastest shuttle time at Indiana State University Football Camp
Nominated by his peers as Captain of the Varsity Football team
Plays an active role in the Hillsboro Quarterback Club
President of the Health Occupations Student Association(HOSA)
Student Advisor for the Global Health and Science Academy at Hillsboro High School
Very hard-working and dedicated student
Sustains a 3.1 GPA and has achieved a 22 on the ACT
David Young Antioch High School
2 year starter on the Varsity Football team
2 year Co-Captain of the Varsity Football team
Active in the Leadership class for 3 years
Participates in various services for the school
Josh Key Siegel High School
Member of the Football team for 4 years
Active member of the church youth group
National Honor Society
Parker Henry Beech High School
All County Football and All County Basketball
Captain of the Basketball Team
Player of the Week 3 times in Football
4 year Letterman in both Football and Basketball
Attended Tennessee American Legion Boys State and was named MVP of the basketball game.
Is the Captain and Point Guard for AAV Basketball with Team Nashville Elite
Hands On Nashville
Last Minute Toy Store
Mr. Beech High School of 2014
Takes Honors and AP classes
Active in many clubs including: Interact, FCA (Vice President), National Honor Society, and Beta (Vice President)
Clayton Jeffrey Carnes Gallatin High School
All district 9-AAA and All Sumner County in 2011
Letter winner in Football
Letter winner in golf
Volunteers at the local food bank
Active member of the church
Color commentary for Gallatin basketball on 1010 WHIN
Sumner County Right to Life
Youth in Government
National Honor Society
Attended Young American's for Freedom conference in Santa Barbara, California
Will Kalada Hendersonville High School
9th grade basketball team member
10th-12th grade varsity baseball team member
11th-12th grade varsity football team member
Hendersonville Samaritan Center Volunteer
Hendersonville Parks Department Basketball Scorekeeper & Referee
Volunteer for local mission work in Gallatin, TN through church
Volunteer at Hendersonville Public Library
Will is the middle son of three Kalada boys. He is well respected by his peers at Hendersonville High School as evidenced by the fact that he was voted Student Body President for the 2013-14 school year. Will is a member of numerous clubs and organizations including the National Honor Society, Beta Club, Future Business Leaders of America and DECA.
Carlos Gene Johnson Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet School
3-year varsity football player (offensive guard & left tackle)
Named Team Captain for the Kenwood game on August 30, 2013
Member of the Pearl-Cohn 2011-12 JV Championship Football team
Committed verbally to MTSU
Has participated in football camps at Vanderbilt, UT Knoxville, MTSU and TN State
Also a 2-year track team member competing in shot put.
Carlos participated in neighborhood clean-up activities for both the 2010 Nashville flood and the August 2013 local flooding.
He has been active in a variety of school service activities, including assisting teachers with room set-up and organization.
Carlos, the only son of Trellis Johnson and Carlos Stanfield, moved to Nashville from New Orleans when he was a toddler. He has attended Metro Nashville Public Schools for his entire educational career. He is currently studying at Pearl-Cohn's Academy of Entertainment Communication, where his focus is on Audio Production. He lists Science as his best subject and pre-calculus / trigonometry as the subject he has to work the hardest at to get the grades he is proud of.
Carlos plans to study either Sports Medicine or Animal Science in college. Though he hopes for an athletic career that allows him to travel throughout the country, he expects to eventually return to his roots in Nashville. He lists his mother as his biggest influence on his life and says he hopes to be remembered at Pearl-Cohn as "a leader, good teammate and a good student who tried to help others."
Invited to play at both Army All American and Under Armour High School All Star Games
Already committed to Notre Dame on a football scholarship
Ranked by Rivals.com as the #36 overall national football recruit and #4 national offensive lineman recruit.
Community Involvement: Alex has volunteered for Race for the Cure, Thistle Farms, Community of the Magdelene House and with the FCA
Student Bio: Alex has attended MBA since the 7th grade and has been a member of the high school board for 5 years. He is a hard-working and dedicated student athlete. Despite his rigorous academic and athletic workload, he still maintains a 4.4 GPA.
William (Will) Harmon Dickson County High School
Student Bio: Will and his family live on a farm outside of Dickson, Tennessee. Besides playing school sports, he enjoys hunting and working on the farm. Will and his dad are avid Alabama football fans but his mom is an Auburn graduate. He has a younger sister, Marylane, who is in the 9th grade.
Academic Achievement: Will was recently accepted to the Honors College at Harding University. Athletic Achievement:
3-year letterman in Baseball starting 2nd base
3-year letterman in football
Will is an active member of our church youth group. Each year, this group travels to a different community to do mission work. He also participates in the youth chorus. They travel to area congregations to perform.
Benjamin Hagaman Franklin High School
Student Bio: A senior at Franklin High School, Benjamin Hagaman was named to the All District AAA Basketball team at the conclusion of the 2012-13 season. He has also been an active member of the varsity football and basketball teams. Throughout the past three seasons, his interest also involved global mission work where we spent last summer in Uganda as well as student government at FHS.
Franklin High School Varsity Football (2011-present)
Franklin High School Varsity Basketball (2011-present)
Franklin High Junior Varsity Basketball (2011)
Wildwood Competitive Swim Team
Franklin Riders AAU Team
USBA Basketball AAU Team
AP Scholar (2013)
IB Scholar (2013)
National Honor Society (2013-present)
Franklin High School Top 25%
Andy Schumpert Brentwood High School
Athletic Achievement: Basketball All Region Tournament Team (sophomore year)
Basketball: District MVP, Region All-Tournament Team, State All-Tournament Team,
State All-Tournament,16 PPG, 6 Rebounds, Williamson County Player of the Year.
Community Involvement: Went to Belize this past Summer on a mission trip with Clearview Church, has coached a 3rd grade flag football team, and tutored students while in high school.
Student Bio: Andy Schumpert is the son of Sally and Scott Schumpert. He is one of three boys. His older brother Grant is in college and his younger brother, Ryan, is in middle school. Andy started playing basketball when he was 5 years old and football when he was in 5th grade. He played both sports throughout middle school and high school. Andy is a mature, dependable, hardworking young man that sets goals and achieves them. He has managed to maintain over a 4.0 GPA while playing both sports. He is the kind of young man every coach dreams of coaching. Brentwood High School is honored to have him as a student/athlete.
Brandon Armstrong Blackman High School
Athletic Achievement: 3-year varsity starter and Beaman Scholar Athlete of the week
Community Involvement: Brandon is a very active young man especially within his church youth group. He volunteers in the children's ministry at his church and has been on a mission trip to Haiti.
Student Bio: -Beta Club Vice President -FCA Leader -Mu Alpha Theta Member -BHS Academic Excellence Program -National Honors Society Member
Brandon plans to major in engineering in college.
Allison Cheeseman Brentwood Academy
Defending state champion in Cross Country and the 3200 meter run on the track
One of the top Cross Country runners in Tennessee in all divisions and in the Southeastern U.S.
Chosen by her peers to lead the school on the Student Leadership Team and chosen by the leadership of her church to lead and serve the youth.
Serves those who struggle to help themselves in Honduras, in rural Appalachia, in the south side of Chicago, and throughout Nashville
Allison has the highest grade-point-average possible in the most rigorous curriculum BA offers, including five AP this year. The combination of her performances and her servant leadership is born out of character of self-sacrifice, grit, compassion, and passion; she is truly an exceptional young lady who makes those around her better because of her investment in them.
Parker Wade The Ensworth School
GPA: 3.6 / ACT: 30
3 year starter at Center
2010, 2011, 2012 DII-AA State Champions
2012 TSWA All State
2012 Tennessean All Mid-State
2012 All Region
Involved with Kids Academy at Ensworth
Serves as an Adviser and Teacher for 5th grade students
Spent 2 weeks in China where he served as an English Instructor
Attends Long Hollow Baptist Church
Team Captain of Morality House
Member of the Peer Support Team
Parker plans on studying Business in college and has received offers from many schools including (but not limited too) Brown, Mercer, Air Force, and Davidson.
Caleb Yates Oakland High School
Football 2013 Star Physical Therapy Pre-Season All State
2012 TSSAA All-District
OHS Bobby Morton Pride Award
OHS Dedication to the Weight Room Award
OHS Academic Award
National Underclassman Top Lineman and Top Leader Awards
Most Valuable Track Athlete Award
Finalist TSSAA State Tournament - Shot put and Discus
World Outreach Church Leader for Infinity and 4 year olds ministry
Missionary to Kenya
Habitat for Humanity Volunteer
Keller Williams Realty Red Day Volunteer
Boy's State Volunteer and named Top Citizen
Caleb will attend Mercer University on a Football athletic scholarship where he will major in Bio Mechanical or Mechanical Engineering. He desires to serve others and is extremely interested in Prosthetics for 3rd world countries. Caleb chooses to live joyfully and passionately.
Chris Finotti Blackman High School
Started for 2 years at left tackle
Starts on left tackle and nose guard this year
Health Occupation Students of America
Mu Alpha Theta
Volunteer work through the National Honor Society
Chris has always been in Honors and Advanced placement classes and received at 33 on the ACT. He was the State Finalist in the Duke TIP program. Chris is very hardworking and well liked by all his teachers.
Adam Hokanson Lebanon High School
Athletic Achievement: Hokanson has been playing football since he was 3 years old. A 3-year letter winner in football, Hokanson plays linebacker, fullback and long snapper.
Academic Achievement: Adam is a motivated student excelling in AP and honors classes throughout high school. Community Involvement: As the 3rd oldest of eight children, Hokanson has a full life. Outside of high school football, he is an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, serving as a youth leader. He is also a Boy Scout and is working on becoming an Eagle Scout.
Future Plans: After high school graduation, Adam plans to serve a 2-year church mission then attend Brigham Young University.
Michael Khoury Mt Juliet High School
Athletic Achievement: Khoury is a 3-year starter for the Mt Juliet Golden Bears and the only player to play every game on the offensive front during a 25-3 span.
Community Involvement: Khoury holds a leadership position in the school's "Christmas for a Family" project that is held each year. Michael also volunteers at the school's free football camp for future Bears.
Academic Achievement: Michael is an AP level student, taking dual enrollment in 2013 in AP English and AP Microeconomics. Despite scoring a nearly perfect score on his ACT the first time taking the test, he plans to take it again.
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