Saturday, July 31, 2010

Area Athletes Named Academic All Stars

Several Observer-area athletes were recognized as “Academic All-Stars” during the East-West All-Star games in Greensboro last month. To qualify, the athletes’ transcripts had to show a final unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher:

Football:Justin Avery, Hopewell; Tavis Bailey, Kannapolis Brown; Blake Baker, Alexander Central.

Boys’ Basketball:DeMon Brooks, Hopewell; Darius Carrier, Olympic; Evan Shelton, Independence; Jack Sumner, Gastonia Huss.

Boys’ Soccer:Thomas Allen, Providence; Drake Fisher, Hickory; Jule Picton, Lenoir Hibriten; Zachary Mellon, Maiden; Matt Risher, Marvin Ridge.

Girls’ Basketball:Shannon Smith, Gastonia Forestview; Kelsey Harris, Gastonia Forestview; Lauren Lewis, North Mecklenburg; Chelsea Connelly, Morganton Freedom.

Girls’ Soccer:Margaret Dickerson, Charlotte Catholic; Brooke Mulloy, Charlotte Catholic; Brandi Baldwin, Indian Trail Sun Valley; Ashley Aragona, Marvin Ridge; Kristen Lawson, Providence; Alex Kachulis, Weddington.

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