Flloyd, Vladimery, Kosner, Carter receive special awards

The Havelock High Rams Booster Club hosted its annual Senior Athletic Banquet last week in which students were recognized for their athletic and academic achievements.

As part of the program, a number of special awards were presented, including the male and female athletes of the year.

Destin Flloyd, a wrestling and football standout, was named the Male Athlete of the Year.

Flloyd won the state title in the heavyweight division of the 3A state wrestling tournament in February, defeating Frankie Miller of Corinth Holder 4-3 in ultimate overtime for the title. The state title came after Flloyd captured the regional championship as well and capped a perfect 25-0 season.

Flloyd was also a member of the Havelock High football team in which he was one of the top defensive players. Playing defensive line, Flloyd was in on 105 tackles during Havelock’s 13-2 season that ended with a triple overtime loss to Rocky Mount in the eastern regional championship. He also totaled six sacks, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble.

Collette Vladimery, a member of the tennis and lacrosse teams, was named the Female Athlete of the Year.

In the 16 matches in which she played this spring, Vladimery scored 34 goals and added 18 assists in helping the Rams to an 8-9 season that ended with a loss in the first round of the state playoffs. She was the team’s third-leading scorer on the year and second in number of draws won with 54.

In tennis, she had an overall record of 7-6 for the Rams during the fall season.

Vladimery was also selected as the winner of the annual Hoyt Hayes scholarship. Named after a former longtime assistant principal and coach at Havelock High, the Hayes scholarship is presented to an athlete for both academic and athletic achievement.

Baseball player Travis Kosner received the Joe Hailey Sports Award, named for longtime Rams booster and statistician Joe Hailey. The award recognizes an exemplary athlete who is also a good citizen and teammate.

Daquan Carter received the Andy Maness Team Manager of the Year award. Maness was a former Havelock High student who was killed in an automobile crash.

The Havelock High Rams Booster Club also selected Cherrie Sanders as its Volunteer of the Year.

Student-athletes and guests attending the event at the Havelock Tourist and Event Center were treated to a catered dinner. Guest speaker for the event was new football coach and Havelock High graduate Caleb King.