4TH ANNUAL WOODARD AWARDS 2020

VIRTUAL EVENT BY INSiiGHTS 

VIRTUAL RECOGNITION EVENT

ACADEMIC STUDENT-ATHLETES OF THE GAME


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.

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4TH ANNUAL DR. ARTHUR WOODARD - WOODARD AWARDS

Vanessa Woodard Byers Posting from Facebook


May 5 at 1:23 PM · 

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.


TRAILER FOR 2020 DR. WOODARD ACADEMIC STUDENT OF THE GAME RECOGNITION

Comments

  • Linda BrownLinda Brown Vanessa, what an absolute honor and how fitting for your Dad. I will watch the presentation. And, the apple does not fall far from the tree!!!! Congratulations to the Woodard family!1Hide or report this
  • La Tosha Tarver-InmanLa Tosha Tarver-Inman CONGRATULATIONS UNCLE ARTHUR!! HOPE TO BE AT THE NEXT CELEBRATION HERE IN TALLY 2021!!! AWESOME!!!1Hide or report this
  • Sheryl Guerry RoseSheryl Guerry Rose Wow! What a wonderful honor! Doesn't surprise me a bit though :-)1Hide or report this
  • Thomasina Turner DiggsThomasina Turner Diggs Congratulations Woodard Family! What an awesome honor and tribute to Doc Woodard’s Lifetime legacy ❤️
  • Carlton WrightCarlton Wright This is AWESOME
  • Carla MitchellCarla Mitchell I'm so glad that Legends never die Vanessa Woodard Byers Congratulations Coach well done♡♡♡
  • Geneva LeeGeneva Lee Science 99and a 1/2 won’t do. Thanks Mr Woodard.1Hide or report this
  • Vanessa Woodard ByersVanessa Woodard Byers Geneva Lee only certain people know that! Thank you! ❤️
  • Latricia Tish Vaughn-DawkinsLatricia Tish Vaughn-Dawkins Congratulations Uncle Woodard❤️this is awesome 
  • Julia Adams-BrownJulia Adams-Brown Vanessa, How blessed you are to have experienced such greatness with a "Legendary" Dad that contributed so much and made a tremendous difference while on earth, in a world that couldn"t careless...the Woodard family couldn't care more. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you Professor Woodard for your service. Job well done! Rest in heavenly peace.

2019-20 WINNERS

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FLORIDA HIGH (10)

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

RICKARDS (5)

BOYS BASKETBALL - Gentry Sparks, Khamari McGriff,  

GIRLS BASKETBALL -  Jakiyah Robinson, Ne’aysia Randall   

FOOTBALL -  Jeremiah Williams, 

GODBY (3)

GIRLS BASKETBALL - Essence Nobles, Essence Olivier,  

BOYS BASKETBALL -  Jeremy Bahiyah,

GADSDEN COUNTY (3)

BOYS BASKETBALL -  Jalil Webster -

FOOTBALL - Jalan Black , Jasper Bodison

THOMASVILLE HIGH (3)

GIRLS BASKETBALL - Lindsay Tillman, 

FOOTBALL - William McBride, Grant Conger

BROOKS COUNTY (2)

FOOTBALL - Jakobee Mitchell, Stephon Johnson

LINCOLN (2)

GIRLS BASKETBALL - Erin Turral, Kailey Schuchts

SPRUCE CREEK (1)

BOYS BASKETBALL - Kendall Bean,

LEON (1)

BASEBALL - Paxton Tomaini,

CHILES (1)

BOYS BASKETBALL - Sam Hartman

COBB MIDDLE SCHOOL (4)

FOOTBALL - Cody Martinez, Tramaine Hughes, Daniel Walker, and Brice Goggle 

2018-19 Woodard Winners

Studio 13

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


MIDDLE SCHOOL:

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

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2017-2018 HONOREES

STUDIO 13

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




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2016-2017

1st Recognition Dinner

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

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