From an applicant pool of thousands of high school scholar-athletes graduating with the class of 2020, more than 3,600 have been named School Winners in the Heisman Trophy Trust’s scholarship competition. Seniors Virginia Fuentes and Colby Hunnicutt have been chosen as School Winners from Mount Pleasant High School.
Fuentes, daughter of Angelica Fuentes and Jose Luis Fuentes, is a 4-year letterman in Lady Tiger Soccer. She has been awarded 2nd Team All-District Forward, 2nd Team All-District Defender, 1st Team All-District Defender, and Academic All-District. In addition to her outstanding performance in soccer, she will graduate in the Top 10% of the Class of 2020. She is president of the National Technical Honor Society, secretary of the National Honor Society, and section leader of the flute section in the MPHS Goin’ Gold Band. She is also a member of FBLA and Practicum in Health Science Medical Assistant Program. Fuentes has volunteered in various capacities to serve her community. She has helped with Adopt-a-Highway, Salvation Army, Health Fairs, Coat Drives, and has been a referee for the Mt. Pleasant Youth Soccer Association.
Hunnicutt, son of Windey and Todd Owens and Chad Hunnicutt, is a member of the MPHS Varsity Baseball team. He was awarded 2nd Team All-District Utility in 2018. He will graduate in the Top 10% of the Class of 2020 and is a member of the National Honor Society. He participated in UIL Math competitions and received the Academic Blanket Award in Biology for the highest overall average in the course. Hunnicutt spends time volunteering with the Adopt-A-Highway program, the Salvation Army, and he has helped serve veterans at our local Veteran’s Day Program. He also helps his school by working concession stands and helping with the college fair.
The Heisman High School Scholarship extends the Heisman prestige to our nation’s most esteemed high school seniors by recognizing and rewarding outstanding scholar-athletes who understand that the most important victories not only happen on the field, but in their schools and communities. These remarkable young leaders set the example and make a game-changing difference every day, paving the way to greatness for everyone around them.
To apply, students must be graduating with the class of 2020, have a cumulative weighted high school grade point average of a B (3.0) or better, participate in at least one of the 48 sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee and/or the National Federation of State High School Association and be a leader in his/her school and community.
Photo: (L to R) Colby Hunnicutt, MPHS Principal Craig Bailey, Virginia Fuentes