The Charlton County High School athletic department held their Winter Sports Awards Program last Wednesday at the high school gym. The program honored cheerleaders and wrestlers, as well the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams.

Cheerleading sponsors Meaghan Lee, Ashley Richard, and Crystal Brooks presented the awards for the cheerleaders. Melanie Prescott, Nadia Lewis and Savannah Pollock were presented Senior Awards.

Ty’Mia Houston received the Senior Award as well as the Best Technique Award. Also receiving a Senior Award was Kynlee O’Berry, who also took home the Outstanding Leadership Award. Elise Earnest and Kali Goodwin both received the Senior Award, as well as the Coach’s Award. Chloe Morgan was also a recipient of the Coach’s Award.

The Newcomer Award was presented to Brooke Spivey, while T’Nyla Harvy received the Hardest Woker Award. The Most Improved Award went to Madison Horgan, while Treasure Cobb was given The Most Encouraging Award.

Taylor Murray won the Awesome Attitude Award and Abigail Burnsed took home the Super Showmanship Award. Shelby Roberts received the final cheerleading award as she received the Team Spirit Award.

Next up would be Coach Carter and Coach Cisco presenting the awards for wrestling. Braden Whittenburg received the Coach’s Award while the Most Improved Awards were presented to Thomas Johnson and Craig Carlisle. William Hogg received the Hustle Award as well as being named a Team Captain. Tommy Layden received the Award for the Most Pins during the season and was also named as a Team Captain.

Johnson, Carlisle and Layden were all recognized for making it to the state tournament with Layden finishing fifth in the state. Coach carter received a plaque for advancing his team into the state meet.

Coach Pender was up next to present the awards for the girls’ basketball team. The Leadership Award was presented to Savannah Pollock while Antonia Harvey received the Hang Tough Award. The Most Improved Award was given to Destini Moore and Shadiamond Green Receiving the Coach’s Award were Jalees Murphy and Sadie Brown.

Marissa Blake was recognized for joining the 500-point club during her career. Jordan Vernon received the Hustle Award, as well as being named the Team’s Most Valuable Player.

Vernon was recognized as being a first team All Region selection as well as the region’s Freshman of the Year. Green and Taylor Maxwell were named Second Team All Region.

Coach Woods presented the awards for the boys’ basketball team. Jaheim Pollock took home the Most Improved Award, while Curtis Burroughs received the Hang Tough Award. The Leadership Award went to Keyshawn Williamson while Raykwon Anderson received the Hustle Award and Tony Cobb claimed the Rebound Award.

The Defensive MVP was presented to Troy Alderman while Seaquan Clark took home the Offensive MVP Award. Zuryan Williams was named as the overall Team MVP.

Athletic Director Jesse Crews wrapped up the program by presenting Senior Plaques to Marissa Blake and Destini Moore.