By Matt Masters
The Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Sports Council Division held the best all-around student athlete awards luncheon Friday afternoon at Cumberland University’s Baird Chapel, where two students each received a $1,500 scholarship to the school of their choice.
Athletes represented a myriad of high school sports, all who were nominated by their athletic directors, coaches or principals based on not only their athletic abilities and achievements, but also their outstanding academic records.
Wilson Central High School student Mia Catherine Yin Harris and Friendship Christian School student Daniel Lucas were both selected for the scholarships.
Other honorees included Cameron Burton, who also represented Friendship Christian School; Jasmine Fuqua and Ryan Brown, who represented Lebanon High School; Samantha Clark and Logan Collier, who represented Mt. Juliet Christian Academy; Isabella Agee and Michael Ruttlen, who represented Mt. Juliet High School; Abby Groce and Brandon Allison, who represented Watertown High School; and Barrett Streeter, who represented Wilson Central High School.
Former University of Tennessee coach, defensive coordinator and radio host Doug Mathews was the guest speaker. He spoke about not giving up, teamwork and working hard.
“Don’t ever let anybody tell you that you can’t do something,” Mathews said.