Thursday, February 28, 2008
MA’s Adams finalist for High School Heisman
By BARRY BURLESON
Marshall Academy senior Brent Adams was recently honored as one of 20 state finalists in the 2007 Wendy’s High School Heisman Award Program.
Adams has excelled in the classroom, in extracurricular activities, in athletics and in the community while at MA. He scored 32 on the ACT. He plans to attend Ole Miss and major in business.
Adams’ extracurricular activities include Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Senior Beta Club, Key Club and yearbook staff, among others.
His honors and awards include National Society of High School Scholars, Zach Ross Memorial Leadership Award, Academic Betterment Competition participant, President’s Award for Educational Excellence, ACT Hall of Stars, Mathematics League Merit Award, Math and Science Tournament, National Honors Convocation Nominee and Star Student, plus others.
His community service activities have included raising money for St. Jude, helping paint the New Hope Village homeless shelter, media director for BridgeWay Baptist Church and performing various computer tasks for Marshall Academy.
As quarterback of the football team, he helped lead the Patriots to the state championship game this past season. They finished second in the state. Adams also played in the Mississippi Private School Association all-star game and was a team captain. He has also been a leader on the basketball floor for the Patriots, who won the North State championship this season. Track honors include second place in the state in the high jump and third place in the long jump and triple jump.
“I know Brent (Adams) will be successful,” said MA headmaster Jane Hubbard. “He has all the qualities it takes to be successful in life.”
This is the 14th year of the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award Program. The program has set the standard for high school student-citizen-athletes and gained tremendous prestige in its own right. Each fall, the program recognizes the nation’s most esteemed high school senior men and women for excellence in academics, community, service and athletics. It was created through a partnership between Wendy’s, the Heisman Memorial Trust and the National Association of Secondary School Principals.
Adams is the son of Gary and Lorena Adams of Holly Springs.
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