Fitness leads to scholarships
A fitness organization recently gifted four scholarships to local students.
H4G, which stands for “Hungry for Gains,” is a group led by Chris Watson of Albemarle.
Watson has been a certified personal trainer for nearly three years and is working toward adding nutritional specialist and group training certification to his resume.
His group wants to see people achieve personal fitness goals. Through a recent event, individuals were able to raise money for scholarships and get fit doing it.
H4G hosted a three-day Weekend Warrior event that consisted of classes with instructors and personal trainers from Stanly County.
Honored students were:
• Bryson Childress, a 2019 graduate of North Stanly High School.
During four years of high school, he played basketball and soccer and ran cross country.
Childress decided to do a prep year at Hargrave Military Academy. He completed the OCS program at Hargrave and is an officer.
• Emely Santos, a graduate from South Stanly High, played soccer for thrree years. She plans to attend Stanly Community College, with hopes of majoring in Spanish and becoming an interpreter of more than two languages.
• Brandon Christian graduated from Albemarle High School, where he played football and basketball and ran track. He attends Catawba College, where he is a tight end on the football team.His major is nursing. He plans to be a physician’s assistant.
• Brooklyn Simpson graduates from West Stanly, where she ran cross country. She attends Wingate University, where she will run cross country and participate in track and field with the school.
She loves running, photography and traveling.
“I’m so thankful for this scholarship to help me further my education,” she said.
H4G is planning to have a softball tournament at Rock Creek Park Nov. 2 and a second Weekend Warrior event April 10 to April 12, 2020.