Over 200 Warren County High School athletes received letters Tuesday for their participation in varsity sports.
In a banquet in the WCHS auditorium, River Park Hospital partnered with the WCHS athletic department to bring back a tradition of honoring varsity athletes who meet requirements set by their coaching staff and the athletic department.
Warren County High School athletic director Todd Willmore took the podium to announce 204 athletes’ names who were honored at the event. River Park Hospital CEO Tim McGill awaited on stage to give each athlete their letter, which are often attached to jackets athletes purchase.
McGill was honored to be able to bring back the letterman ceremony in Warren County.
“I am very pleased that River Park is able to sponsor this program for the athletes at WCHS,” said McGill. “These students – who have excelled in both athletics and academics – deserve recognition. I look forward to continuing this partnership with WCHS for years to come.”
Criteria was determined by the WCHS athletic department, who corresponded with the coaches to find out which athletes would be honored. All athletes on sports teams at WCHS were joined by their coaches on stage as rosters were read.
After honoring 204 athletes, the 10 senior athletes who have signed college scholarships were brought back on the stage.
Those athletes, who weren’t all present at the banquet, are, Katelyn Davenport (golf - Bryan College), Alex Hillis (football, Berry College), Kimberly Warden (soccer, TN Temple), Lyndi Dodd (soccer, TN Temple), Madison Smartt (soccer, Covenant), Nick Simmons (basketball, Bryan College), Tucker Smith (basketball, Bryan College), David Lee (baseball, Tusculum), Garrett Ortiz (soccer, TN Temple) and Monica Lane (softball, TN Temple).
Willmore plans to continue the banquets next year with the help of River Park Hospital. Willmore is hopeful to have more than one banquet per year, with sports broken down by season.