The All Sports Association is a local organization made up of volunteers who raise money to provide scholarships for youth. Each year they present high school student athletes from Okaloosa, Walton, and Santa Rosa counties with awards and celebrate them at their annual All Sports Awards Banquet in February. This year, Choctawhatchee High School is the home of two of the award winners, the other attends Navarre High School.
Chi Medina, a track and cross country athlete who is involved in many clubs and loves photography, is the first recipient of the Taylor Haugen Trophy at Choctawhatchee High School. '"The trophy recognizes the student who best represents a combination of faith, leadership, academics, community service, and athletics as a lasting tribute to Taylor’s motto, 'Don’t Quit, Never Give Up.'" (allsportsassociation.com)
Blake Garland, a football, baseball, and track athlete at Choctaw earned the Male Scholastic Award. This award is given to one male and one female student athlete who excel in the classroom and on the field.
Each school can nominate one student for each award. Chi will be recognized at the 2023 All Sports Association Buck Smith FCA Worship Word and Pray Breakfast on February 24th at the Northwest Florida State College Raider Arena.
All award winners will be recognized at the 2023 All Sports Award Banquet on February 24th at the Fort Walton Beach- Destin Convention Center. Congratulations Chi and Blake!