For the first time in many years, Bellevue area high schools had four finalists for the prestigious Moss-Oliver Award, given annually by the Nashville Civitans Club to an athlete who displays excellence in leadership, academics and community service.
Christ Presbyterian Academy’s Clay Washburn was maned winner of the 2017 award, while fellow CPA senior Savannah LeGate was one of three lady finalists.
Another, was Nashville Christian School’s Sonja Shelton. NCS’s Ben Feldman was one of three male finalists.
“Clay is a tremendous young man and is so deserving of this honor,” said Coach Drew Maddux.
“Clay has a 4.2 GPA, and has shown such confidence and humility. It’s been a pleasure every day,”
“Savannah has been contributing to our program for five years and set many records,” Coach and mother Becky LeGate said of her youngest daughter.
“But she will be remembered for being a great teammate,” she said.
Shelton was district MVP and scored 1,000 career points for NCS.
Feldman was awarded the Mickey Martin Heart Award this year after leading the Eagles.
“Both of these players were outstanding leaders on their teams and involved deeply in Christian missions and community service,” said NCS coach Mike McPherson.
Four Local Athletes Honored at Moss-Oliver