VIRTUAL EVENT BY INSiiGHTS
Dr Arthur Woodard 4th Annual Academic Student of the Game Recognition Event
The Woodard Foundation of Miami, FL has recognized over 130 student-athletes selected by their respective high schools for the high level of academic excellence and community involvement. These highly successful student athletes were all participants in the INSiiGHTS High School Game of the Week television productions.
Typically we honor these students with a dinner for them and their families at the home of INSiiGHTS Sports at Studio 13.
Due to covid19 we can not do a dinner but we’re having a virtual reality recognition event Friday 6 pm INSiiGHTS TV on YouTube.
Help us recognize these students in a new event ..... live-streamed virtually.
For the last four years, my family has been honored that the memory of my father has been commemorated via the INSiiGHTS Sports High School Game-of-the-Week Series (GOTW) and the recognition of the student-athlete of the game. INSiiGHTS wanted to honor the student-athletes who excelled on and off the field.
Mickey Clayton, INSiiGHTS President/CEO, wanted to make sure the students who have spent hours preparing themselves for class were recognized. “It takes a lot of hard work to be a stand-out athlete and it takes even more dedication to do it and still be a great student,” said Clayton, who himself was a former head coach at Florida A&M University. “We, at INSiiGHTS wanted to be sure these students are recognized and awarded. We wanted to reinforce and recognize them for their achievements and let them know their hometown community supports them.”
Clayton continued, “who better to name the award after than a man who started his legacy on the tallest of seven hills here in Tallahassee, on the campus of FAMU, than Dr. Arthur Woodard.”
My dad was a Hall of Fame player and coach from the stable of outstanding athletes who excelled academically and athletically for fabled collegiate football coach Alonzo “Jake” Gaither. He retired as the principal of Miami Douglas MacArthur - North Senior High School and left a legacy as a successful educator, athletic director, and coach after his collegiate playing career ended.
My dad believed student-athletes could be successful on the field and in the classroom. He was proud that many of his former students had become doctors, lawyers, college professors, business owners, and skilled artisans.
As a head football coach, he amassed 110 wins, with only 6 losses and 4 ties at then, Tivoli High School in DeFuniak Springs, FL. His teams also had four undefeated seasons. He is enshrined in the Florida A&M University Hall of Fame as well as the Florida High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame.
Typically, an awards dinner celebrating the Woodard scholar-athletes, would be held at Studio 13 in Tallahassee. Because of COVID-19, this year's celebration will be presented virtually, at 6 pm ET, Friday, May 8, Live on INSiiGHTS TV on YouTube.
Congratulations to all of the students and their parents. Thank you everyone who played a role in the success of these students. Special thank you's to Coach Mickey Clayton, his wife, Barbara, Ms. Bee and MY Jeremiah.
BOYS BASKETBALL - Jaylen Martin, Anthony Robinson, Jr.
GIRLS BASKETBALL - Laniyah Gennie, Jordan Rosier, Kendall Thomas, Tonie Morgan, - FOOTBALL -- Thomas Steibly, Emory Layerd, Aaron Ford, Logan Stinson
BOYS BASKETBALL - Gentry Sparks, Khamari McGriff,
GIRLS BASKETBALL - Jakiyah Robinson, Ne’aysia Randall
FOOTBALL - Jeremiah Williams,
GIRLS BASKETBALL - Essence Nobles, Essence Olivier,
BOYS BASKETBALL - Jeremy Bahiyah,
BOYS BASKETBALL - Jalil Webster -
FOOTBALL - Jalan Black , Jasper Bodison
GIRLS BASKETBALL - Lindsay Tillman,
FOOTBALL - William McBride, Grant Conger
FOOTBALL - Jakobee Mitchell, Stephon Johnson
GIRLS BASKETBALL - Erin Turral, Kailey Schuchts
BOYS BASKETBALL - Kendall Bean,
BASEBALL - Paxton Tomaini,
BOYS BASKETBALL - Sam Hartman
FOOTBALL - Cody Martinez, Tramaine Hughes, Daniel Walker, and Brice Goggle
RICKARDS (7) Anthony Norton FB, Dania Love GBB, Dylan Butterfield Ba, Gentry Sparks BBB, Laniyah Lee GBB, Michael Crimbley BBB, Jeremiah Williams FB
FLORIDA HIGH (6) Anthony Robinson, Jr BBB, Jaylen Martin BBB, Jolan Giles FB, Jordan Rosier GBB, Tonie Morgan GBB, Raymond Woodie III FB
GODBY (6) Essence Olivier GBB, Essence Nobles GBB, Javon Solomon FB & WR, Jeremy Bayiha BBB, Jordan Wiggins FB, Kamari Young FB
THOMASVILLE HIGH (4) Javonte McGriff FB, Jemari Sapp FB, Titus Wright BBB, Vonterius Woolbright BBB
BROOKS COUNTY (2) Dartavione Aiken FB, Jakobi Mitchell FB
LINCOLN (2) Evan Quiley FB, Kamari Morales (FB)
LEON (2) DJ Campbell FB & BBB, Paxton Tomaini FB & BaB
GADSDEN (1) Ta'Nija Watson GBB
MADISON COUNTY (1) Dilan Lawson BBB
DEERLAKE SOCCER (2) Robert Souter, Garrett Elebash
FT. BRADEN SOCCER (1): Cody Osborne
FAIRVIEW GIRLS BASKETBALL (2) Laila Thomas, Kasiyah Rogers
MONTFORD FOOTBALL (6) Kayden, Cole Boykin, Aiden Gonzalez, Marcy Hartman,nMajor Hartman, Chase Hull
MONTFORD BOYS BASKETBALL (1) Owen Franklin
RICKARDS (6) Dania Love gbb, Ferante Cowart fb, Laniyah Lee gbb, Jose Salazar fb, Kendric Kelly fb, McKinley Wilson fb
GODBY (4) Ajah Dawson gbb, Essence Nobles gbb, Trey Jones bbb, Tyler Pye fb
THOMASVILLE HIGH (3) Jamari Sapp fb, Luke Wallace bbb, Mason Mbley bbb
FLORIDA HIGH (3) DeJay Robinson fb, Hunter Hanstein fb, Sarah McCracken gbb
LEON (2) Earl Holmes Jr., Jordyn Gordache vb
BROOKS COUNTY (1) Dean Fountain fbb
FAMU DRS (1) Zai'vyon Price fb
RICKARDS (6) Tavyn Jackson Football, Canard Tinson Football, Lyania Woolfaulk Girl’s Basketball, LaNiyah Lee Girl’s Basketball, Destin Coates Boy’s Basketball, Marcus Riley Boy’s Basketball
FLORIDA HIGH(5) Chase Allbaugh Football, Michael Greaves Football, Sarah McCrackin Girl’s basketball, Caleb Riggins Boy’s basketball, Brandi McGee Volleyball
LEON (3) Justin Peters Football, Jacob Owens Football, Trejan Davis Boy’s Basketball
EAST GADSDEN (2) Dontayvious Robinson Football, Marquis Sailor Football
THOMASVILLE HIGH (2) Sam Teehee Football, Eddie Mcbride Football