The MCHS Girls’ Cross Country team participated in the state meet earlier this month along with one boys’ team member who individually qualified for state competition. Jewelee Holbrook set a new school record by earning the highest place finish in the state meet for a Montgomery County runner. Jewelee ran a personal best time of 20:16 and placed 31st overall in a field of 243 runners. Eighth grader Lauren Patrick placed second for the team and 160th overall. Sophomore Chyann Sargent placed 180, senior Lacey Johnson, who ran her 4th consecutive state championship race, placed 192. Katie Johnson placed 230th, eighth grader Morgan Patrick placed 233rd and senior Skyler Peyton placed 239th. The girls’ team defeated GRC who beat them in the Regional Championship on October 29th. Sophomore Jarrett Forrest placed 103rd in a field of 246 runners in a time of 17:48. Jewelee Holbrook and Jarrett Forrest will continue their season by competing in the Foot Locker South Region Championship in Charlotte, North Carolina on November 26th. Hopey Newkirk is the Head Coach for the team. Assistant coaches are Jo Botts and Ginny Feltner. Congratulations to the Cross Country team members.
The Wendy's High School Heisman was created by Wendy's founder Dave Thomas in 1994. Dave Thomas dropped out of high school when he was 15 years old in order to work full-time and went on to become one of the most successful entrepreneurs in history. While this nontraditional path led to his prosperity, it always worried Dave that others would follow in his footsteps and expect to achieve similar fame and wealth by not finishing high school or attending college. Faced with this dilemma, at 61 years old, Dave enrolled at Coconut Creek High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and received his General Equivalency Diploma (GED). Inspired by this moment and with a desire to celebrate the outstanding achievements of youth in America, he launched the Wendy's High School Heisman program. We want to congratulate Madison Cline and Jake Harvey as both were selected school winners in the Wendy’s High School Heisman. Madison was also selected as a state finalist; one of only 20 state finalists in Kentucky. Wendy’s recognizes both Madison and Jake as high character student-athletes who have displayed excellence and integrity both on and off the field. For these two students taking the easy way out or cutting corners isn’t an option and we are proud to honor their dedication.