Scholar Athlete Award: Jefferson County’s Darren Thompson

Scholar Athlete Award

Jeffereson County high school senior is a distinguished honor roll student, along with being a member of the beta club, engineering club and National High School Scholar award winner. 

Along with maintaining his academic,Thompson is three sport-athlete at Jefferson County. He’s earned a varsity lettering in basketball, soccer and cross country. Coaches a teammates admire his leadership on and off the field, and he gives all of the credit to his parents.

“I want to thank my parents for always being hard on me about my grades, allowing me to continue to working hard, no matter what happened. Even when things went wrong, I never got discouraged and always kept my head up,” said Thompson.

“He’s always been a go-getter when it comes to sports or academics, he’s the type of kid that’s going to go out there and do his own and he motivates his teammates,” said Bradley Heard, Darren’s father. 

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