Louisiana Area

THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO CHOOSE A STUDENT ATHLETE WITH A FIGHTING SPIRIT IN YOUR COMMUNITY.

MAKE YOUR SELECTION BELOW!

Louisiana

Area

THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO CHOOSE A STUDENT ATHLETE WITH A FIGHTING SPIRIT IN YOUR COMMUNITY.

MAKE YOUR SELECTION BELOW!

VOTING IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON.

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School: Park Place Christian Academy

Fighting Spirit Story:

For most kids, the thought of moving to a new town and going to a new school is the stuff nightmares are made of.  

For Dan Wooten, it is all he has ever known.  

Dan Wooten has lived in six different states and gone to nine different schools over his lifetime. Despite this, Dan has been able to thrive at each stop. Not only has Dan successfully acclimated himself at each stop, he has become a star football player as well.  

Daniel had surgery to repair a torn ACL and 1 year later, he had the best game since 8th grade and was named Player of the Week.

After high school, Dan plans to join the military and follow in the footsteps of his father, who was a marine. 

School: Madison Prep

Fighting Spirit Story:

Percy Daniels, a junior at Madison Prep High School, amazes his doctors each time he takes the court for a game or practice.  

person with hemophilia typically cannot play contact sports due to the risk of continuous bleeding from a cut or scrape.  Hemophilia may have ended his hopes of playing football, but Percy did not stop there.   

He has persevered through this challenge since he was a child and continues to press forward each day.  Percy was the District 7-3A MVP and earned All-Metro honors as a sophomore and continues to make his friends and family proud with all his accomplishments. 

Hemophiliac, requires two injections a week 

School: Central Private

Fighting Spirit Story:

Noah Martin and Central Private had the perfect play drawn up. It was one of the most important games of the season, and his team needed a basket. He quickly got into position in the low post and was awaiting a pass from his point guard.

Before he could receive the pass, Noah seized up and slipped into cardiac arrest. Team doctors began CPR immediately and ultimately had to defibrillate him to revive him.

Noah had eventually been diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which has unfortunately taken the lives of many other athletes. Thanks to the quick action of the team doctors, Noah has made a full recovery!

Despite his diagnosis, there was never a question in Noah’s mind of whether he’d play basketball again. Within a few days of the incident, Noah was back with the team! This fall, Noah will enter his senior season with the Central Private Basketball team and hopes to lead them to a winning season.

School: St. James

Fighting Spirit Story:

For Jonathan Wilson, the 2019-20 St. James Wildcats football season was bittersweet. On the one hand, they had accomplished two of their biggest goals: Going undefeated and winning the state championship. It was a historic season for the St. James Wildcats. Unfortunately for Jonathan, he had sustained a season ending knee injury before the season had begun and was unable to play on the team.

Despite his burning desire to be out on the field with his teammates, Jonathan maintained a positive attitude throughout the season and contributed to the team in any capacity he could.

Now fully healthy, Jonathan is back for his senior season and is looking to help the St. James Wildcats defend their title!

School: Kenner Discovery

Fighting Spirit Story:

Described by his coaches as a tireless worker both on the football field and in the classroom, Aaron Crim embodies a fighting spirit in everything he does.  

As the starting free safety for the Kenner Discovery Swamp Owls, he has been a steady presence on the defensive side of the ball for the past few seasons.  

Although he has sustained a few injuries over the course of his high school football career, he hasn’t let any of them put a damper on his love for the game and desire to be a positive example for his teammates through hard work and dedication.  

As Aaron enters his senior season with the Kenner Discovery Swamp Owls, Aaron hopes to continue to hold it down on defense and lead the Swamp Owls to the playoffs. 

School: Kenner Discovery

Fighting Spirit Story:

Logen is one of the toughest, smartest players and has “fought” his entire career here at Kenner Discovery. He came to us and began his career as a backup center. Through his hard work and dedication, he earned a starting position at MLB before we played our first game. Going into his jr season. Logen has progressed enough to be named our most improved player. In the spring game of his Jr season, he fractured his ankle and played an entire quarter on the injury before having to physically be taken off by trainers. He was named a captain the next day and received the nomination while on crutches from the night before. After rehabbing and getting healthy for his jr season, the first game he separated his shoulder and it lingered the entire season. Every game he had to pop back in place, wear a brace, and had to rehab around practices. He finished the entire season. He is now fully healthy and was nominated again as a captain for the 2nd time by his teammates. He has put on 15 pounds of muscle and earned his first college offer earlier this week. He also carries a 3.0 GPA

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