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Gillespie and Epps named Week 9's Scholar Athletes

Denia Epps is named the Scholar Athlete of the Week from Keenan High School

COLUMBIA (WACH) -- Throughout this Friday Night Rivals season, George Sink will recognize an exceptional student athlete from each participating school with a plaque presentation prior to each game.

This week’s Friday Night Rivals Scholar Athletes of the Week from Fox Creek is Ryan Gillespie.

Gillespie is a three sport athlete at Fox Creek, playing football, basketball and soccer. Last season he was named the soccer team’s defensive player of the year, and has been basketball’s defensive player of the week twice.

At school Gillespie helps with the Fox Creek basketball camp and has maintained a 4.911 GPA. After high school he plans to attend Wofford as a pre-med student.

Outside of school, Gillespie volunteers with Special Olympics, the Rotary Club and Spooky to be Hungry.

This week’s Friday Night Rivals Scholar Athletes of the Week from Keenan is Denia Epps

Epps is the cheerleading captain, as well as a member of the softball team. She has earned dedication and coach’s awards for her accomplishments.

At school she takes all honors classes and is active in the National Honor Society, Beta Club and Reading Club. All with a 3.94 GPA and ranked 8th in her class.

Outside of school Denia in active in Delta Gems community service organization and volunteers at her church with several community outreach programs.

These students are also eligible to win a $5,000 scholarship to be presented at the end of the season courtesy of George Sink. George Sink is proud to support and encourage exceptional student athletes across the Midlands.

Congratulations to both of this week’s Friday Night Rivals Scholar Athletes of the week presented by George Sink Injury Lawyers!!

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