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From left: Chamber President Melanie Minter, Mia Harris, guest speaker Doug Mathews, Daniel Lucas and Sports Council chairman Adam Maxwell.

Mia Harris & Daniel Lucas honored -

Wilson Central swimmer Mia Harris and Friendship Christian infielder Daniel Lucas were presented hefty scholarships by the Wilson County Sports Council during the organization's annual awards luncheon.

The event was held Friday, May 10 at Cumberland University's Baird Chapel with Nashville radio personality Doug Mathews as the keynote speaker.

Harris, a three-year captain of Wilson Central's club swim team, will graduate with a 4.475 grade point average.

She serves on the executive board of the National Honor Society, is a member of the Beta Club and is a four-time winner of the Wildcat Excellence Award.

Harris, who donated over 100 hours as a volunteer swim coach and instructor at the Jimmy Floyd Family Center, plans to enroll at Rhodes College in Memphis this fall.

Lucas, a key member of Friendship's region championship team, has earned a weighted GPA of 4.5 and scored a 31 on the ACT.

He has volunteered with the Whip Crackin' Rodeo, Feed the Need and the Greenstreet Homeless Ministry. He will enroll this fall at Nashville's Trevecca University.

The $1,500 scholarships are presented to a male and female senior athlete from one of Wilson County's six high schools based on academic achievement as well as athletic prowess.

Athletes are nominated by their athletic director, coach or principal.

Scholarships are funded by the Two Rivers Ford Open Bass Tournament hosted each year by the Wilson County Sports Council -- an arm of the Lebanon / Wilson County Chamber of Commerce.

Scholarship nominees included:

Jasmine Fuqua and Ryan Brown from Lebanon High

Samantha Clark and Logan Collier from Mt. Juliet Christian Academy

Isabella Agee and Michael Ruttlen from Mt. Juliet High

Abby Groce and Brandon Allison from Watertown High

Harris and Barrett Streeter from Wilson Central

Cameron Burton and Lucasfrom Friendship Christian School.

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