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Avery seniors Isauro Estrada and Alexis Usko receive Scholar-Athletes of the Year awards from
AHS Principal Todd Griffin. Photo by Jamie Shell

Originally published: 2013-05-29 12:56:12
Last modified: 2013-05-29 12:56:57

Avery High School celebrates 2012-13 sports year with athletic awards

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Avery High School honored its best and brightest student-athletes on Thursday, May 23, with its annual athletic awards ceremony held in Viking Gym. The student-athletes were recognized during the ceremony for their successes both on the field and in the classroom.

AHS Athletic Director Jay Smith served as the master of ceremonies as team, individual and coaching achievements were honored.

The event began with season "breakout" sessions, as teams met to receive awards in locations around the school prior to the main awards session.

During the main awards ceremony, AHS student-athletes Alex Barker and Kenzie Thomas were awarded scholarships from Avery High School Boosters Club, with Isauro Estrada and Chelsy Hofman awarded scholarships from Avery County Youth Soccer Association.

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