2018-03-06 / Front Page

William LeRoy newest recipient of WJBF Scholar Athlete Award


Lincoln County High School senior William LeRoy is the newest recipient of the WJBF News Channel 6 Scholar Athlete Award, a recognition that praises both his scholastic and athletic achievements. (Front (l-r) Metz LeRoy, Jason LeRoy, Cindy LeRoy, William LeRoy, Steve Chalker of Jefferson Energy Part­ners, Lauren Comtois of Augusta Disposal and Recycling, Barbara LeRoy, Randy Smith, and Lamar Le­Roy. (back, l-­r) Terry Bonds, Dr. Sam Light, Phil Wortz, Lanis Lewis, Ross LeRoy, Donald Wheeler, Kevin Banks, Henry Madden, and Kenn Barnett. Lincoln County High School senior William LeRoy is the newest recipient of the WJBF News Channel 6 Scholar Athlete Award, a recognition that praises both his scholastic and athletic achievements. (Front (l-r) Metz LeRoy, Jason LeRoy, Cindy LeRoy, William LeRoy, Steve Chalker of Jefferson Energy Part­ners, Lauren Comtois of Augusta Disposal and Recycling, Barbara LeRoy, Randy Smith, and Lamar Le­Roy. (back, l-­r) Terry Bonds, Dr. Sam Light, Phil Wortz, Lanis Lewis, Ross LeRoy, Donald Wheeler, Kevin Banks, Henry Madden, and Kenn Barnett. Lincoln County High School senior William LeRoy is the new­est recipient of the WJBF News Channel 6 Scholar Athlete Award, and was recognized for both his scholastic and athletic achieve­ments February 21.

The ceremony took place in the school’s media center with fam­ily members, teachers, coaches, administrators, and friends there to congratulate him. The spon­sors, Jefferson Energy Partners and Augusta Disposal and Re­cycling, were also in attendance.

Leroy has a 4.0 GPA, which goes well beyond the requirement of a 3.0 needed for consider­ation of the award. Candidates must also letter in at least one sport. Leroy again exceeds this standard, as he has lettered in both football and in soccer. He is also the recipient of the “Golden Helmet” award, among others.

He was nominated by both Randy Smith, his AP psychol­ogy, drama, and musical theater teacher, and also by coach and athletic director Kevin Banks.

“I nominated William because he is so well-rounded, excelling in academics, sports, and per­forming arts. He gives his all to succeed in the classroom and the field,” Smith said.

In addition to his studies and sports, Leroy participates in sev­eral clubs and organizations. He enjoys the Fellowship of Chris­tian Athletes (FCA), the Beta Club, and the student council, among others. He enjoys singing and has participated in the LCHS jazz band and musical theater as well.

Recently Leroy was named Star Student.

Probably his biggest involve­ment is in the Y club with a special interest in the YMCA’s “Youth in Government” program. He went on to explain that it is a three-day learning opportunity to bring the workings of the Georgia state government alive to students. Students are given an opportunity to discuss current state issues with state administrators, elected officials, and students from high schools throughout the state.

Leroy currently attends First Assembly of God, and conducts worship for the youth services. He also enjoys playing the pi­ano occasionally for the main service.

While he has not yet decided on a college, he is thinking seri­ously about attending Georgia Tech, where his brother attends. He is planning to study business administration.

“There is so much you can do with a degree in business admin­istration – finance, management – or I could end up working on a team that is developing a con­cept. However, I really enjoyed politics. If I went to graduate school, I could move into law,” he stated.

He enjoys living in Lincoln County, and hopes to return someday. He cites teachers he knows that have really made a difference by coming back home and influencing the next genera­tion. He would like to be able to raise his family here in Lincoln County.

“I’m very pleased and honored by this award. I really have so many people who have worked with me. These people – my par­ents, coaches, teachers, and my church family – have in so many ways given me the encourage­ment to be the best person I could ever hope to be,” he said.

Leroy is the son of Cindy and Jason LeRoy and the grandson of Barbara and Lamar LeRoy of Lincolnton and Inez Bradford of Social Circle and the late Bobby Bradford.

As one of WJBF’s scholar- athletes, LeRoy received a framed certificate. He and the other award winners will be guests of honor at a banquet held next spring.

This marks the 25th year that WJBF News Channel 6 has presented the Scholar-Athlete Awards.

Winners of the award are rec­ognized on Tuesdays during the news broadcast at 6 and 11 p.m. and again on Wednesdays on “Good Morning Augusta” at 6 a.m.

The clips will likewise be featured on the WJBF Sports Facebook page and the WJBF website.

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