Our 2017 Senior MVPs

Hannah Powell '17


Sports: Golf
Hometown: Sewanee, TN
College Plans: The University of the South
Hannah was named the SAS 2017 Best Female Athlete. She was a 4-year varsity golf team captain and member. Athletic accolades included 2016 MVP, 2016 TSSAA D-II A East Middle Region Champion, State Champion, All-State Golf Team, and 2015 State Runner Up. An Honors student, Hannah was a member of the school’s Vocal Ensemble. Hannah spends her summers competing in national golf championships. A recipient of Sewanee's Quintard Scholarship, Hannah plans to play on the University’s golf team.

Christian Taylor '17


Sports: Football, Wrestling, Track
Hometown: Sewanee, TN
College Plans: The University of Alabama in Huntsville
Christian was a 4-year 3-sport athlete and a senior captain of all three teams. He received the Most Valuable Player award in track as a junior, and was named MVP of the football, wrestling, and track teams as a senior. He was named the school’s 2017 Best Male Athlete. He was a Proctor and acolyte and a member of the school’s Barbell and Christian Athletes Club. Christian attended Austin Peay wrestling camp and the Naval Academy’s SEAL intensive wrestling camp over the summer.

Ferah Fourtune '17


Sports: Wrestling, Track
Hometown: Jonesboro, GA
College Plans: Hampshire College
Ferah served as a Proctor, the school’s highest leadership position. She was a 4-time state qualifier in wrestling with one 6th place finish, two 4th place finishes, and a championship. She received the Most Improved Wrestler, Coaches’, and Most Improved Wrestler awards and the MVP award in track.

Sam Smith '17


Sports: Swimming, Soccer
Hometown: Sewanee, TN
College Plans: Lewis & Clark College
An Honors student, in addition to his coursework at SAS, Sam took classes in biology and undertook research at the University of the South. He is an Eagle Scout and served as a Proctor, the school’s highest leadership position. He was a 4-year member of the school’s swim and soccer teams, 3-time MVP of the swim team and 2-time soccer MVP and All-District player. Sam competed in the 100 Butterfly, 100 Breaststroke, 200 Medley Relay, and 4x100 Relay at the 2017 state swim championships. Sam was a recipient of the school's Sewanee Military Academy Memorial Merit Award in honor of his athletic proficiency, academic excellence, and outstanding character. He also received the Clay award.

Kenneth Thomas


Sports: Football, Basketball
Hometown: Memphis, TN
College Plans: University of Tennessee
An Honors student, Kenneth received the Betty Guyear Perseverance Award on Honors Day. Kenneth was a member of the SAS Vocal Ensemble, an SAS Ambassador, and acolyte. A varsity basketball player, over the years, Kenneth was named Most Improved Player on the team and received MVP honors twice. He received academic recognition in mathematics.

Kyra Wilson '17


Sports: Soccer
Hometown: Sewanee, TN
College Plans: Wellesley College
A High Honors student, SAS Ambassador, and co-president of the Honor Council, Kyra participated in the school’s ECO-SAS and Global Outreach clubs. She was a 4-year varsity soccer player, senior co-captain, and a two-time MVP and All-District player. Over the years, she received scholastic awards in math and Chinese. In addition to her regular studies at SAS, Kyra pursued independent courses in history and political thought as well as coursework in history and religion at the University of the South. She participated in the school’s Jamaica Outreach program, was a counselor for SAS Soccer Camp, and worked at the Sciencenter in Ithaca, N.Y.

Skylar Moss '17


Sports: Volleyball
Hometown: Germantown, TN
College Plans: University of Missouri

Charlie Jenkins '17


Sports: Baseball, Football
Hometown: Whitwell, TN
College Plans: University of Mississippi
Charlie was named MVP in baseball and received the Coaches’ Award in football. He received academic recognition in Spanish and history.

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