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Reeltown’s Cody Argo, Mountain Brook’s Hamp Sisson Named Top 2018 Bryant-Jordan Winners

        BIRMINGHAM – Reeltown High School’s Cody Argo and Mountain Brook High School’s Hamp Sisson were named the overall winners at the 33rd annual Bryant-Jordan Student Athlete Awards Banquet Monday night at the Birmingham Sheraton Hotel. A total of 104 high school regional senior honorees were recognized and awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships.
        Sisson, a four-sport standout at Mountain Brook, was the recipient of the Larry D. Striplin, Jr., Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award. Argo, who participated in baseball and basketball at Reeltown, received the Ken and Betty Joy Blankenship Student Achievement Athlete of the Year Award.
        The program, named in honor of the late coaches Paul "Bear" Bryant of Alabama and Ralph "Shug" Jordan of Auburn, recognized 52 regional scholar-athlete winners selected for their excellence in athletics and academics and 52 achievement winners chosen for their ability to overcome major obstacles during their high school careers.
   “He seeks out the best in people, and he brings out the best in them for the good of the team,” Mountain Brook principal Amanda Hood said. “Our school is better because Hamp was here.”
   He quarterbacked the Spartans football team the last three seasons, was a member of the Mountain Brook Class 2017 and 2018 Class 7A state champion basketball team. He also runs track and played baseball for the Spartans as a freshman. A National Merit Semifinalist with a 4.47 weighted grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Sisson scored 35 on the ACT college entrance exam. He is a member of the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta. He earned Eagle Scout as a member of Troop 63, founded KICK MS in 2013 and is the founder and a director for Raise Mountain Brook organization. He is active in his church youth group, is First Priority Outreach Coordinator and has worked with Habitat for Humanity and Relay for Life.
    Spartans athletic director and head football coach Chris Yeager added, “He is the best young person I have ever met at seeing the needs of people and also seeing the best in them at the same time.”
    Sisson, who was also named the Class 7A Bryant-Jordan Scholar-Athlete of the Year, thanked the Bryant-Jordan Foundation for recognizing me. He also had a message for the rest of the regional recipients on hand. “You are an amazing group,” he said. “I am so thankful for the opportunities and for those who have invested so much of themselves in me.”
      Argo, who also was named the overall Class 2A Student-Achievement recipient, was burned over more than 70 percent of his body from his waist to his head in a trash fire accident when he was only 3. He has undergone more than 50 surgeries since and spent much of his early years in and out of hospitals.
    He began participating in physical education classes in the third, tried his hand at sports and has spent his high school years as a member and leader of Reeltown High School’s baseball and basketball teams. Argo has also maintained a 3.55 grade-point average and has become an inspiration to teammates and opponents alike.
     He is a member of the Reeltown High School Beta Club, the Scholars Bowl team and was on the school’s Law Enforcement/Forensic Science team that won the state championship three years. He also serves as a children’s counselor at the Camp Conquest, a summer camp for adolescent burn victims at Children’s Harbor.
    “It is an honor to accept this award,” Argo said. “I thank God for what I have been put through because it has made me a better person. I thank my coaches and teachers and I thank my family.”
Sisson and Argo were each awarded scholarships totaling $8,500. Each regional winner received $2,500 and each class winner an additional $3,000. The state winners also received an additional $3,000. More than $10 million has been distributed to student-athletes through the Bryant-Jordan Program since its inception in 1986. The Student Achievement program was added in 1989.
   The 2018 Bryant-Jordan Student Achievement Award Class winners were: (1A) Olivia Nelson, McKenzie High School; (2A) Cody Argo, Reeltown High School; (3A) Anna Bryant, Pleasant Valley High School; (4A) Zoe Portis, Trinity Presbyterian School; (5A) Myles Williamson, Guntersville High School; (6A) Benjamin Hendrix, Benjamin Russell High School; (7A) Thierry Havah, Huffman High School.
   The 2018 Bryant-Jordan Scholar Athlete Award Class winners: (1A) Hannah Tarwater, Whitesburg Christian Academy; (2A) Cade Worthy, Horseshoe Bend High School; (3A) Hannah Mason, Lauderdale County High School; (4A) Benjamin Buck, Holtville High School; (5A) Abbie Barron, Charles Henderson High School; (6A) Emily Pinkston, Wetumpka High School; (7A) Hamp Sisson, Mountain Brook High School.
     Several special scholarships were also presented to some of the regional winners, including: Herman L. “Bubba” Scott Coaching Scholarship: Malachi Beverly, Wadley High School; Alabama “A” Club Educational & Charitable Foundation Scholarships: JoHannah Daughdrill, Vincent High School, and Benjamin Hendrix, Benjamin Russell High School; Auburn Football Lettermen Club Scholarships: Margaret Steely Ruzic, T.R. Miller High School, and Lauryn Malone, Buckhorn High School; Dr. Gaylon McCollough Medical Scholarship: Emily Pinkston, Wetumpka High School;  United Methodist Children’s Home Scholarships: Zoe Portis, Trinity Presbyterian School, and Devionte Williams, Abbeville High School.
   The complete list of regional winners honored Monday night were:

2018 Bryant-Jordan Scholar-Athlete Regional Winners
CLASS 1A
Region 1:
Baylee Holley, Kinston
Region 2:
Ethan Flowers, Brantley
Region 3:
Malachi Beverly, Wadley
Region 4:
Camila Lemons, Westminster-Oak Mountain
Region 5:
Maggie Herron, Berry
Region 6:
Hayden Bryant, Brilliant
Region 7:
Gage Mallard, Phillips
Region 8:
Hannah Tarwater, Whitesburg Christian

CLASS 2A
Region 1:
Madison Howard, Washington County
Region 2:
James Ethan Greggs, Geneva County
Region 3:
Brock Snyder, Goshen
Region 4:
Cade Worthy, Horseshoe Bend
Region 5:
Samuel Jackson, Ranburne
Region 6:
Savannah Blackwell, Sand Rock
Region 7:
Riley Byars, Sulligent
Region 8:
Seth Swinea, Mars Hill Bible

CLASS 3A
Region 1:
Margaret Ruzic, T.R. Miller
Region 2:
Cody Davis, Opp
Region 3:
Austyn Barnes, Montgomery Academy
Region 4:
Collin Herring, Gordo
Region 5:
Rachel Faucett, Pleasant Valley
Region 6:
Natalie Morton, Susan Moore
Region 7:
Benjamin Hembree, Pisgah
Region 8:
Hannah Beth Mason, Lauderdale County

CLASS 4A
Region 1:
Caitlin McIlwain, UMS-Wright
Region 2:
Corey Jerkins, Ashford
Region 3:
Benjman Buck, Holtville
Region 4:
Robert Burchfield, Oak Grove
Region 5:
Kate Kent, Good Hope
Region 6:
Beck Wilkes, Winfield
Region 7:
Matthew Estopinal, Randolph
Region 8:
Tucker Brown, Wilson

CLASS 5A
Region 1:
Emme Fraser, Jackson
Region 2:
Abbie Barron, Charles Henderson
Region 3:
Noah Glenn, Jemison
Region 4:
Gabriel Russell, Briarwood Christian
Region 5:
Cole Burns, Cental-Clay County
Region 6:
Rikyia Riddlesprigger, St. Clair County
Region 7:
Kayleigh Rogers, Douglas
Region 8:
Ashton Moore, Russellville

CLASS 6A
Region 1:
William Dobbins, Baldwin County
Region 2:
Mason Wakefield, Northview
Region 3:
Emily Pinkston, Wetumpka
Region 4:
Gracyn LeSueur, Pelham
Region 5:
Katharine Lightfoot, Shades Valley
Region 6:
Michael Crowder, Gardendale
Region 7:
Presley Johnson, Southside-Gadsden
Region 8:
Grant Brown, Florence

CLASS 7A
Region 1:
Brooks Green, McGill-Toolen Catholic
Region 2:
Madison Northington, Prattville
Region 3:
Hamp Sisson, Mountain Brook
Region 4:
Lauryn Malone, Buckhorn

2018 Bryant-Jordan Achievement Award Regional Winners
CLASS 1A
Region 1:
Dallas Eastman, Florala
Region 2:
Olivia Nelson, McKenzie
Region 3: Quay Porter-Scott, Loachapoka
Region 4: R.J. Burns, Winterboro
Region 5: Montana Huie, Faith Christian
Region 6:
Amanda Pettry, Southeastern
Region 7:
Britney Todd, Phillips
Region 8: Denver Benjamin, Cherokee

CLASS 2A
Region 1:
K.D. Floyd, St. Luke’s Episcopal
Region 2:
Emmy Reid, Samson
Region 3:
Devionte Williams, Abbeville
Region 4: Cody Argo, Reeltown
Region 5:
JoHannah Daughdrill, Vincent
Region 6: Nathan Stephens, Cleveland
Region 7:
Andrew Sweeney, St. Bernard
Region 8:
Autumn Fox, Fyffe

CLASS 3A
Region 1:
Joshua Jolly, T.R. Miller
Region 2:
Cade Wood, Wicksburg
Region 3:
Brody Wortham, Randolph County
Region 4:
Joshua Stanton, Fultondale
Region 5:
Anna Bryant, Pleasant Valley
Region 6:
Kylie Bolton, Oakman
Region 7:
Kline DeWolfe, Plainview
Region 8:
Kaleb Fletcher, Clements

CLASS 4A
Region 1:
Terica Curtis, Monroe County
Region 2:
Zoe Portis, Trinity Presbyterian
Region 3:
Caden Kilpatrick, Tallassee
Region 4:
Tyler Blair, Northside
Region 5: Giovanna Martinez, Leeds
Region 6: Christopher Trejo, Winfield
Region 7:
Jasmine Baker, Madison County
Region 8:
Rhett Powers, Rogers

CLASS 5A
Region 1:
LaVonta Hunt, Vigor
Region 2:
Payton Robinson, Charles Henderson
Region 3:
Artasiz Cannon, Marbury
Region 4:
Bailey Adams, Moody
Region 5: Attalina Edmondson-Jimenez, Central-Clay County
Region 6:
Hunter Appling, West Point
Region 7:
Myles Williamson, Guntersville
Region 8:
Brenan Ashmore, East Limestone

CLASS 6A
Region 1:
Ren Magtanong, Robertsdale
Region 2:
Kim Kern, Russell County
Region 3:
Benjamin Hendrix, Benjamin Russellville
Region 4: Cameron Crouse, Northridge
Region 5:
Kayla Davis, Hueytown
Region 6:
Bria Berry, Center Point
Region 7:
Zack Self, Brewer
Region 8:
Darryl Pointer, Austin

CLASS 7A
Region 1:
Jeremiah De’Irish, Fairhope
Region 2:
Davornne Lindo, Central-Phenix City
Region 3:
Thiery Havah, Huffman
Region 4:
Taylor Davis, Sparkman



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