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Rocky Mount doles out spring athletic awards

July 28, 2008
By iHigh Staff of Rocky Mount High School



ROCKY MOUNT - Rocky Mount High held it spring sports awards Thursday, May 29 evening in the school's auditorium.

Among the announced winners were the recipients of the school's five major awards - given out only once each sports year: Male and Female Athlete of the Year; Male and Female Scholar Athlete of the Year and the Juan Chesson Award winner.

East Carolina football signee and NCHSAA 3-A state champion hurdler (110 meters) senior Jacobi Jenkins, who won the award in Male Athlete of the Year in 2007, shared this year's honor with fellow senior Emmanuel Davis (football, wrestling). Junior Dyonna Battle, who starred in basketball and track, took home the Female Athlete of the Year award.
                                                                                                           
The Female Scholar Athlete of the Year award was also shared as seniors Brooke Chambers and Ashley Pearsall received the honor. Senior class valedictorian John Deans was awarded Male Scholar Athlete of the Year.

The Juan Chesson Award, given annually to honor the late 1985 Rocky Mount graduate's life as an student, athlete, teacher and coach, went to senior William Barringer.  

Here is the complete list of winners from the evening. The baseball awards were announced last Monday at the City Hall reception for the Gryphon team in celebration of its NCHSAA 3-A state title.

JUAN CHESSON AWARD - William Barringer     

FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR - Dyonna Battle 

MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR - Jacobi Jenkins, Emmanuel Davis 

FEMALE SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
- Brooke Chambers, Ashley Pearsall 

MALE SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
- John Deans  
                              
BOYS TRACK:
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER - Jacobi Jenkins
COACHES' AWARD - Matt Battle
MOST IMPROVED - Deonte Jones  

GIRLS TRACK:
MOST VALUABLE PERFORMER - Zikeena Parker
COACH'S AWARD - Erika Wesonga
MOST IMPROVED - Chonquela Tyner  

VARSITY SOCCER
:
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER - Ashley Pearsall
MOST IMPROVED PLAYER - Corinne Jenkins
COACHES AWARD - Morgan Perry  

VARSITY BASEBALL
:
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER - Brian Goodwin
MOST IMPROVED PLAYER - Ben Fish
COACHES AWARD - Jim Leggett  

JV BASEBALL:
MOST IMPROVED - Matthew Berry
COACHES' AWARD - Matt Williams  

BOYS TENNIS:
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER - Alex Durham
COACH'S AWARD - Sameer Prasada  

VARSITY SOFTBALL:
CO-MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS - Laura Alford, Tatum Townsend COACHES' AWARD - Dominique Battle



GOLF:
LOWEST STROKE AVERAGE - Jake Stanovich
COACHES AWARD - Braden Langston  

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