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Honoring Record-Breaker Johnston and Inspirational Vaughn: John Maher Builders Recognize Scholar-Athletes

FRANKLIN – The most recent recipients of the John Maher Builders Scholar-Athlete award for the 2023-24 academic year are Quinn Johnston from Summit High School and Clark Vaughn from Brentwood High. These distinguished seniors have demonstrated excellence both on the field and in the classroom.

Quinn Johnston, hailing from Summit High School, has showcased her skills as a sharpshooter on the basketball court and a defensive specialist in volleyball. Her commitment to sports is evident through her impressive track record, including scoring over 1,000 points in her basketball career and leading Summit in various shooting categories. Johnston’s leadership extends beyond sports as she maintains a remarkable 4.36 GPA and actively participates in community service initiatives, such as volunteering at local schools and outreach programs.

On the other hand, Clark Vaughn, representing Brentwood High School, has excelled in wrestling, aiming to qualify for the state tournament for the fourth consecutive year. With a notable record of 165-45 and multiple state medals, Vaughn is recognized as a role model both on and off the mat. His academic achievements, including a 4.21 GPA and presidency of the Brentwood National Honor Society, reflect his dedication to excellence in all endeavors. Additionally, Vaughn’s involvement in various extracurricular activities, such as YoungLife and the chess club, highlights his well-rounded leadership within the school community.

Both Johnston and Vaughn exemplify the qualities of a scholar-athlete, balancing academic success with athletic prowess and community involvement. Their hard work and commitment have not gone unnoticed, earning them the prestigious John Maher Builders Scholar-Athlete recognition and eligibility for a $2,000 scholarship. These individuals embody the spirit of sportsmanship, academic achievement, and service, setting a high standard for their peers and future scholar-athletes.