THE WINNER: Henry Dwyer
School: Athens Academy (Athens, Ga.)
Athletic achievement: He won the 800-meter run with a time of 1:55.74 and the 1600 in a class-record time of 4:10.84 this spring at the Class A private school state championships. Dwyer also finished second in the mile at the Golden South Classic with a time of 4:10.46, which ranked as the No. 22 performance among prep competitors in 2013 at the time of his selection.
Academic excellence: Dwyer has maintained a 3.71 GPA.
Exemplary character: He has volunteered locally on behalf of youth sports programs and participated in a mission trip to rebuild a day-care center in an underprivileged community.
“Henry has faced adversity and battled through it and his work ethic has been incredible through it all,” said Athens Academy coach Tom Pee. “I’m so happy that things came together for him this year and his efforts paid such dividends.”
THE FUTURE: Dwyer has signed with Georgia.