Eighteen Franklin-Simpson Wildcat student athletes were nominated and received recognition from the 3rd Annual Kentucky Super Preps Award Program presented by Med Center Health. They held a virtual event online that honored Super Prep Athletes from around the region June 25-28.

The mission of the Super Preps program is to extend recognition to those high school student-athletes within the Barren River Area Development District (BRADD), who are well-rounded young men and women. The emphasis of this program is in the classroom, the community, and last but not least the athletic accomplishments of the nominees. To be nominated the student-athlete must have a 3.0 or better, unweighted, grade point average. They must also have a minimum of 10 hours of some form of volunteerism or community service that can be verified. In addition to those two qualifications, they must also receive a written nomination from their coach. The final consideration is their athletic achievements during the current year of school.

A selected Kentucky Super Prep person is a unique individual, they can be best described as student-athletes that are future leaders. They care about their families, their teammates, their community, their friends, and their future. They are connected to an understanding that their potential success will be greatly impacted by their performance in all facets of their life.

F-S head coaches nominated a student- athlete of their particular sport as a Kentucky Super Prep, including:

Baseball: Cameron Pedigo

Basketball: Dawson Knight and Evyn McCutchen

Cheer: Abbi Jones

Cross Country: Joseph Maloney and Bailey Wilson

Dance: Katie Bunch

Football: Leandre Stutzman

Golf: Maddie Hall and Chase Wilson

Soccer: Jonathan Martin and Alexandria Phillips

Softball: Danyelle Like

Swimming: Seth Pinson and Rylie Spears

Track and Field: Quinn Kelly and Shelby Scott

Volleyball: Carly Bush

“This is such an outstanding award for our student athletes,” Wildcats’ Athletic Director and head baseball coach Matt Wilhite said. “These athletes have shown great leadership, character, and a willingness to do things outside of sports with their community service. They have represented Franklin-Simpson High School to the fullest extent and we are grateful for that.”

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