(Little Rock, Ark.) - Eleven student athletes and one coach were selected from each high school within Pulaski County Special School District. This group of 12 will be honored at the upcoming All Arkansas Preps award banquet presented by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
The banquet celebrates high school athletes and their accomplishments on a state level in 12 different sports in both male and female categories: football, basketball, baseball, softball, golf, tennis, track, cross-country, wrestling, swimming and soccer. The teams are chosen either by overall tournaments (golf, tennis and track) or by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette sports department.
In addition to the 11 student-athletes, one staff member was selected among the All Arkansas Preps group as well. Coach Grover Garrison from Sylvan Hills High School was named as the Track Coach of the Year. The following student-athletes were chosen from PCSSD high schools:
Sylvan Hills High School
Maumelle High School
Joe T. Robinson High School
Wilbur D. Mills University Studies High School
The All Arkansas Preps Awards Banquet will take place at the Statehouse Convention Center on Saturday, June 15. Former Arkansas Razorback Hunter Henry will be the keynote speaker. All PCSSD students who were chosen throughout the year are invited to attend the dinner and receive a certificate for their accomplishments.
Out of each sport, a male and female athlete will be selected to receive the honor of Outstanding Player of the Year. In addition, an Overall Male Athlete, Overall Female Athlete and Coach of the Year will be chosen and honored at the event.