Halifax Academy recently held its athletic banquet.

The Carolina Independent Conference awards two senior athletes who have lettered and excelled in at least two sports while showing good sportsmanship.

This year’s recipient of The N.C. Independent Conference Female Scholastic All-Conference Award is Chloe Alston. Chloe was a member of the cross country and soccer teams while maintaining a weighted GPA of 4.54 and was the class of 2020 Valedictorian.

The recipient of The Carolina Independent Conference Male Scholastic All-Conference Award is Eli Harris. Eli was a member of the football and basketball teams while maintaining a weighted GPA of 4.25.

The Carolina Colonial Conference named Eli Harris Offensive Player of the Year for football and Coach Miles Brite Football Coach of the Year.

The CIC named Emerson Poole as the Girls Basketball Player of the Year.

The CIC named Morgan Hudomint female Swimmer of the Year and Coach Lisa Peacock Swim Coach of the Year.

These student athletes have received state recognition.

The North Carolina Independent Schools Association recognized 20 athletes to the football All-State Team. Halifax Academy had three athletes named to this year’s team. The recipients of this honor go to Eli Harris, Ayden Woodall and Bryce Cooke.

The 2A Girls Basketball All-State Team is made up of the top 13 players in the state. The recipient of this honor is Emerson Poole.

The 2A Girls Cross Country All-State Team is made up of the top 11 female runners in the state. The recipient of this honor is Morgan Hudomint. Morgan had a seventh-place finish at the state meet with a time of 21:10.

The 2A Boys Cross Country All-State Team is made up of the top 11 male runners in the state. The recipient of this honor is Thomas Garrett. Thomas had a ninth-place finish with a time of 18.17.

2019-20 Awards for Halifax Academy Athletic Banquet are as follows:

Varsity Softball

Viking Award — Ashton Garner

Coach’s Award — Ashlyn Cooke

Soccer

Viking Award — Whitney George

Coach’s Award — Holly Forsht / Chloe Alston

Junior Varsity Baseball

Viking Award — Jimmy Fulkerson

Coach’s Award — William Hudomint

Varsity Baseball

Viking Award — Bryce Cooke

Coach’s Award — Thomas Garrett

Varsity Girls Basketball

Viking Award — Emerson Poole

Best Offensive — Ashton Garner

Best Defensive — Ashlynn Liles

Coach’s Award — Lizbeth Dickens

Junior Varsity Girls Basketball

Viking Award — Ashlyn Cooke

Offensive Award — Madelyn Wommack

Defensive Award — Amber Markham

Coach’s Award — Katie Floyd / Hayden Barlow

Middle School Boys Basketball

Viking Award — Austin Gaertner

Offensive Award — Landon Peoples

Defensive Award — William Hudomint

Coach’s Award — Curt Bunting

Varsity Boys Basketball

Viking Award — Thomas Garrett

Best Offensive — Ayden Woodall

Coach’s Award — Eli Harris

Most Improved — Jake Merritt

Junior Varsity Volleyball

Viking Award — Elizabeth Williams

Best Offensive — Ella Howell

Best Defensive — Maddie Wommack

Coach’s Award — Katie Floyd

Varsity Volleyball

Viking Award — Emerson Poole

Best Offensive — Berkley Garner

Best Defensive — Ashlyn Cooke

Coach’s Award — Emily Patton

JV Football

Viking Award — Caleb Slaughter

Best Offensive — Austin Gaertner

Best Defensive — Jack Quinn

Coach’s Award — Dawson Stroud

Varsity Football

Viking Award — Eli Harris

Best Offensive Back — Bryce Cooke

Best Offensive Lineman — Jake White

Best Defensive Back — Ayden Woodal

Best Defensive Lineman — Hunter Futrell

Coach’s Award — John- Colby Branham

Varsity Cheerleaders

Best All Around — Logan Oakley

Coach’s Award — Elizabeth Garner

Most Dedicated — Victoria Holmes

Most Spirited — Hanna Paul

Junior Varsity Cheerleaders

Best All Around — Miranda Braswell

Coach’s Award — Ashton Knight

Most Dedicated — Kayla Carter

Most Spirited — Emily Campbell Tyler

Cross Country Ladies

Viking Award — Morgan Hudomint

Coach’s Award — Chloe Alston

Most Improved — Abby Fleming

Cross Country Men

Viking Award — Thomas Garrett

Coach’s Award — Ben Keeter

Most Improved — Wesley Boerner

Swim Ladies

Viking Award — Morgan Hudomint

Coach’s Award — Holly Forsht

Most Improved — Abbey Eason

Special Awards

CIC Female Scholastic All-Conference Award — Chloe Alston

CIC Male Scholastic All-Conference Award — Eli Harris

Eli Harris had his jersey retired. The following are his stats for his Football Jersey Retirement:

Awards

2017-2018

Sophomore

Halifax Academy Best Defensive Back Award

CCC All-Conference Team

CCC Defensive Player of the Year

NCISAA 8 Man Football All-State Team

2018-2019

Junior

Halifax Academy Viking Award (MVP)

CCC All-Conference Team

CCC Defensive Player of the Year

NCISAA 8 Man Football All-State Team

4 Downs with Coach D All-Area 1st Team

2019-2020

Senior

Halifax Academy Viking Award (MVP)

CCC All-Conference Team

CCC Offensive Player of the Year

NCISAA 8 Man Football All-State Team

The High School OT All-East Team

4 Downs with Coach D All-Area Gridiron Champion MVP Award

Career Totals

Rushing Yards 3778

Receiving Yards 530

Offensive Yards 4308

Carries 363

Reception Touchdowns 11

Rushing Touchdowns 47

Defensive Touchdowns 8

Offensive and Defensive Touchdowns 66

Tackles 312 / Average 10.8 Per Game

Whitney George had her jersey retired. The following are her stats for Soccer Jersey Retirement

Awards

2015-2016

Seventh grade

Halifax Academy Viking Award (MVP)

CIC All-Conference Award

CIC Player of the Year Award

NCISAA 1A All-State Award

2016-2017

Eighth grade

Halifax Academy Viking Award (MVP)

CIC All-Conference Award

CIC Runner Up Player of the Year

NCISAA 1A All-State Award

2017-2018

Freshman

Halifax Academy Best Offensive Award

CIC All-Conference Award

CIC Runner Up Player of the Year

NCISAA 1A All-State Award

2018-2019

Sophomore

Halifax Academy Best Offensive Award

CIC All-Conference Award

2019-2020

Junior

Halifax Academy Best Offensive Player Award

CIC All-Conference Award

2020-2021

Senior

Shortened season due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Only 4 games played

No CIC or NCISSA awards were given

Halifax Academy Viking Award (MVP)

CAREER TOTALS: Goals Scored 170 /Assist 53