Article by Blake Franklin-
The Scotts Hill Student Anglers held their 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 awards ceremony Sunday, August 8, 2021, in the Scotts Hill High School Cafeteria. This banquet combined the two school years due to the COVID-19 pandemic that did not allow last year’s banquet to be held. Over $15,000 in scholarship money was awarded to the seniors of 2020 and 2021. These anglers have all had a successful high school career. The Scotts Hill Student Anglers not only recognized the student’s accomplishments individually but also presented Mrs. Ivy, Principal at Scotts Hill High School, with awards that the team has accomplished over the past few years to keep in the school trophy case as well. One of the biggest accomplishments as a high school angler is to qualify for the National Championship. This is where all anglers from across the nation and even other countries compete to make the cut of the top 300 teams.
Scotts Hill Student Anglers were proud to be represented by National Championship Qualifiers over the past few years. The list of the anglers who qualified are Jaxon Sullivan (2018, 2019, 2020); Chase Milholen (2018, 2019, 2020); Chandler Pruett (2019, 2020 – 3rd Place Finish, 2021); Braden Wilson 2020 – 3rd Place Finish and 2021); Tyler Crews (2019 and 2020); Bracyn Sullivan (2020); and Hunter Brigance (2020).
Zach Parker, with Scotts BBQ, presented a Ricky Parker Memorial Award for both years during the banquet as well. The award was presented to Jaxon Sullivan, for 2020, and Braden Myracle received the award for 2021.
John McBride with The Original Billy Phillips Lures presented special awards to the following: Hunter Sims (Dedication, Hard work and Continuing the Legacy of Handmade Fishing Lures); Brayden Branson (Dedication and Professionalism of promoting the Original Billy Phillips Lures); Braden Wilson (Dedication and…
For the complete story, see the August 11th edition of The Lexington Progress.