School: Kings Mountain High School
Location: Kings Mountain, N.C.
Career Highlights: Starting quarterback and captain for the Mountaineers' varsity football team...As a junior, earned the Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete award and led the Big South Conference in completions, passing yards and touchdown passes.
Community Service: Worked as a summer camp counselor at Harvest Works, teaching developmentally disabled and special needs children to swim, play basketball and play board games...Volunteers as a basketball coach at his local church to reach out to fifth- and sixth-grade boys.
Quote: "I am active as a leader on my football team, in my school and in my community. I consistently show a desire to succeed in whatever activity I am participating in and I work hard to ensure that this success is attained."