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Mena Represented Well at All Arkansas Preps Banquet


Mena High School had five athletes chosen to represent the Bearcats and Ladycats for the honorable distinction of All Arkansas Preps.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s All Arkansas Preps celebrates high school athletes from across the state and their accomplishments. The All Arkansas Preps Awards Banquet was held Saturday, at the Wally Allen Ballroom in the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. The keynote speaker was college basketball analyst Dick Vitale and Governor Asa Hutchinson and Keith Jackson attended as special guests.

Daryan Torix was named Volleyball First Team; Kenzie Spurgin, Softball Second Team; Jordan Ward, Softball First Team; Jackson Daugherty, Football Second Team Defense, and Zach Jewell, Track.

All but Daugherty were able to attend the event where they enjoyed listening to the highly motivational Dick Vitale and met fellow athletes and coaches from across the state.

Drew Harris, a senior at Benton High School, was chosen as the Male Athlete of the Year and Lexi Weeks, a senior at Cabot High School, was chosen as the Female athlete of the Year. Johnny Rice of North Little Rock was chosen as Coach of the Year. The Hussman Community Award Winner was Kendra Dinsmore of Bentonville High School. The P.A.R.K. Education Award Winner was Markell Foreman, Jr., of Parkview Arts and Science Magnet School and Nate Carter of Hope High School was chosen as the CHI St. Vincent Health Award Winner.

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