Sydney Athearn, a Basketball Star for Rocky Bayou Christian School, will represent the Knights at the High School Heisman competition at the state level.

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Rocky Bayou Christian School senior Sydney Athearn has been crowned a School Winner in the prestigious Heisman High School Scholarship competition. Amidst fierce competition from 4,129 schools nationwide, Athearn’s outstanding academic prowess, athletic achievements on the Rocky Bayou Girls Basketball Team, and community contributions have earned her this coveted recognition.

Athearn’s journey unfolds as she emerges victorious from a pool of 4,878 School Winners selected by The Heisman Trophy Trust. The Heisman High School Scholarship, known for honoring well-rounded scholar-athletes, has recognized Athearn’s commitment to both academics and athletics.

Having secured the School Winner title, Sydney Athearn now advances to the State level, where 100 students will vie for the chance to become State Winners. The journey doesn’t end there, as State Winners will compete for a spot among the 12 National Finalists, ultimately contending for the prestigious title of National Winner.

The Heisman High School Scholarship not only acknowledges outstanding achievement but also offers tangible support for further education. State Winners receive a $1,000 college scholarship, while National Finalists earn a $2,000 scholarship. The male and female National Winners, the pinnacle of this esteemed competition, will each be awarded a $10,000 college scholarship.

More About Rocky Bayou Christian School

Rocky Bayou Christian School, accredited through the Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (FACCS), proudly celebrates Athearn’s achievement. The institution, committed to equipping students to use their God-given abilities as Champions for Christ, emphasizes a holistic approach to education.

A K-12 college preparatory Christian school with campuses in Niceville and Crestview, Rocky Bayou Christian School offers diverse programs, including traditional, special services, online academy, and homeschooling options.

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