Finalists announced for Marengo County Student-Athlete of the Year

In an effort to promote and celebrate the student-athletes of its county, the Marengo County Parks and Recreation Board in conjunction with The West Alabama Watchman will host the inaugural Student-Athlete of the Year Banquet, Tuesday May 17 at 7 p.m. at the Demopolis Civic Center.

The event is a celebration of the academic, character and athletic prowess that epitomizes the role of the student-athlete. As part of the festivities, the hosting entities will recognize 12 student-athlete award finalists from throughout the county. Two student-athletes – one male and one female – will take home the award for Marengo County Student-Athlete of the Year. The Marengo County Parks and Recreation Board will make a donation of $500 to the athletic department of each winner.

The initiative’s selection committee has worked alongside athletic directors and principals from each of the six high schools in Marengo County to compile a list of finalists.

Finalists for the Marengo County Student-Athlete of the Year are:

Girls School Boys
Tiffany Barber – Sr. A.L. Johnson High School Taylor Herelle – So.
Abbey Latham – Jr. Demopolis High School R.J. Cox – Jr.
Tomysha Boykin – Jr. Linden High School C.J. Robinson – Jr.
Victoria Belcher – Sr. Marengo Academy Andrew Martin – Sr.
Alton James – So. Marengo High School Quindaris Ausbon – So.
Emily Black – Sr. Sweet Water High School Wynn Thompson – Sr.

Tickets for the event are $10 each and include a barbecue dinner catered by A Slab and More of Demopolis. Those seeking to purchase tickets are encouraged to contact The West Alabama Watchman at . Tickets are limited.

In addition to the presentation of the honorees and announcement of the winners, the event will be feature guest speaker Mike Turk, head football coach of the Montgomery-based Huntingdon College.