FSD1 Athletes of the Year
Florence School District One held its Male and Female Athlete of the Year ceremonies with student nominees representing each of the three high schools.
Each high school nominated one male and one female athlete, and a committee of local sports editors and directors selected the overall winners announced at the Florence Country Club.
Nominees included South Florence’s Tiara Fulmore (volleyball, track); Aquanzie Bethea (football); West Florence’s Mary Outlaw (basketball), Tyzahn Lawson (football); Wilson’s Avahna Baker (basketball) and Ryan Nelson (football/ cross country).
Avahna Baker and Ryan Nelson, both of Wilson High School, received the Florence One 2018 Female and Male Athlete of the Year Awards, respectively.
Florence One Director of Secondary Education Dr. Kelvin Wymbs also announced this year’s “You’ve ‘Gotta Have Heart” Award winner, Wilson’s Avahna Baker. The award is presented to the athlete who has succeeded in spite of obstacles.
This year’s Athlete of the Year event is sponsored by Josten’s, the Florence Athletic Hall of Fame, and Jeff Sarvis. Ira S. Rainwater recipients Terry Grantham (‘71); Ken Lester, (’59); and Dickie Lester (’62) donated awards. Jerry Lee served as program coordinator.