Moorefield’s Sloan Williams and East Hardy’s Ricky Robinson were given special recognition by WHSV News of Harrisonburg, Va. for student athletes of the week and community service honors.
Williams Awarded Leroy Wilkinson Community Scholarship Award
Moorefield’s Sloan Williams earned the first-ever Leroy Wilkinson Community Scholarship award. It’s the first year the honor was given and is dedicated to the late Mountain Valley Burger King owner who passed away last year.
“It’s truly an honor to receive, being thing first one and representing what Leroy represented with his community service,” Williams said.
“It’s kind presenting me for giving back to my community. I’ll take it to my school and show it, and show what they can strive to do.”
Moorefield’s Sloan Williams: WHSV Student Athlete of the Week, April 27
Championships can often be everything for high school athletes, especially for seniors.
For Moorefield’s Sloan Williams, there is no guarantee he’ll win an athletic title but the student athlete of the week is already a champion.
“It wouldn’t just be for me, it’d be for my community,” said Williams. “Everyone around here loves football and baseball. The last 30 years we’ve been good. We’ve been down, but we’re getting better. I think it’s just something our school needs and our community needs.”