HILLSBOROUGH, NC 12 OCTOBER 2016- Local television cameras were rolling at Orange High School to recognize student-athlete Keshawn Thompson for the Tom Suiter Extra Effort Award. Mr. Thompson is a senior at Orange High, a member of the football and track teams, and an honors student. Coach Bryan Patton recommended Keshawn for the award. “Keshawn works hard on and off the field; he is a leader, a role model, and other players look up to him,” Patton said.
Thompson is a member of 4-H, and he volunteers as a mentor for younger students in Orange County as part of the Beyond Expectations mentoring program. AP Stats and Honors teacher Angela Wimberly said, “In addition to how hard he works, and how successful he is, I don’t know a nicer kid.”
Keshawn is enjoying his senior year and continues to be an inspiration to his peers. Upon graduation, Mr. Thompson hopes to play football and is considering a degree in business from UNC-Charlotte.