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Tom Suiter's Extra Effort Award

Tom Suiter's Extra Effort Award
Extra Effort Award Nomination
Throughout the school year, WRAL-TV and Tom Suiter recognize one student-athlete each week who excels not only on the playing field but also in the classroom and in the community. If you would like to submit a nomination, fill out the form below.
Jan 15, 2014
Extra Effort: Extra Effort: Hailey Brooke McFadden, Wake Christian Academy (Oct. 16, 2014)
Hailey Brooke McFadden is a versatile player on the volleyball court and a tremendous student in the classroom, landing on the honor roll. She is also an accomplished vocalist and this week's winner of Tom Suiter's Extra Effort Award.
Oct 16, 2014
Extra Effort: Abby Verchick, Union Pines (Oct. 2, 2014)
Abby Verchick of Union Pines High School is Captain of her school's quiz bowl team and has also been a huge part of three conference championship sports team. Add Tom Suiter's Extra Effort Award to her resume.
Oct 2, 2014
Extra Effort: Chris Gottberg, Middle Creek (Sept. 25, 2014)
Middle Creek High School soccer star Chris Gottberg has a thirst for victory and a quest for knowledge. Here's Tom Suiter with the latest Extra Effort Award winner.
Sep 25, 2014
Extra Effort: Alex Dolwick, Grace Christian (Sept. 18, 2014)
Alex Dolwick of Grace Christian School in Raleigh is a cross country champion who sits atop his class academically. Here's Tom Suiter with this week's Extra Effort Award winner.
Sep 18, 2014
Extra Effort: Damontay Rhem, East Wake (Sept. 11, 2014)
Tom Suiter recognizes East Wake's Damontay Rhem with the Extra Effort Award. The senior running back rushed for over 1,600 yards last year and he's over 300 yards in three games this season.
Sep 11, 2014
Extra Effort: Kendra Simmons, Southern Vance (Sept. 4, 2014)
Southern Vance High School's Kendra Simmons is a four-year starter on the volleyball team, a captain on the cheerleading squad and a starter on the softball team. She is also tops in her class academically and a volunteer tutor and is this week's winner of Tom Suiter's Extra Effort Award.
Sep 5, 2014
Extra Effort: Kendall Hinton, Southern Durham (Aug. 28, 2014)
Southern Durham High School quarterback Kendall Hinton has already committed to play college football at Wake Forest University. An excellent student with plans to become an orthopedic surgeon, he is the latest in the long line of Tom Suiter's Extra Effort Award winners.
Aug 28, 2014
Extra Effort: Charity Snelling, Franklinton (June 3, 2014)
Franklinton High School's Charity Snelling won the state 2A high jump championship, the first state title by any team or athlete in the 90-year history of the school. She was also Homecoming Queen and is a member of National Honor Society and is this week's winner of Tom Suiter's Extra Effort Award.
Jun 3, 2014
Extra Effort: Keion Crossen, Northampton County High (May 27, 2014)
Northampton County High's Keion Crossen is 4-sport athlete. He was a top rushing quarterback and he intercepted 9 passes as a defensive back. He's this week's winner of Tom Suiter's Extra Effort Award.
May 27, 2014
Extra Effort: Elizabeth Pittman, Garner (May 20, 2014)
Elizabeth Pittman of Garner High School is a two sport athlete who will graduate with high honors in the prestigious International Baccalaureate program. She is this week's winner of Tom Suiter's Extra Effort Award
May 20, 2014
Extra Effort: Morgan Reid, Cardinal Gibbons (May 13, 2014)
Morgan Reid of Cardinal Gibbons high school excels in both basketball and soccer. The highly decorated athlete adds Tom Suiter's Extra Effort Award to her collection.
May 13, 2014
Extra Effort: Logan Barefoot, Cedar Ridge (May 6, 2014)
Cedar Ridge High School's Logan Barefoot had a goal very early. She wanted to play college softball and she will at Averett University in Virginia. For many reasons she is this week's winner of Tom Suiter's Extra Effort Award.
May 6, 2014
Extra Effort: Peyton Holste, Heritage (April 30, 2014)
Heritage High School's Peyton Holste refused to let an injury ruin his senior year. Here's why Peyton is this week's winner of Tom Suiter's extra effort award.
Apr 30, 2014
Extra Effort: Savanna Massengill, Princeton (April 22, 2014)
Princeton High School's Savanna Massengill is all conference in three sports but it's what she goes through to play that adds to her amazing story. Here's Tom Suiter with this week's Extra Effort Award winner.
Apr 22, 2014
Extra Effort: Nicoe Pless, E.E. Smith (April 16, 2014)
E.E. Smith's Nicoe Pless ranks sixth in his class academically and a two sport athlete. He's the latest winner of Tom Suiter's Extra Effort Award.
Apr 16, 2014
Extra Effort: Chandler Patterson, Lee County (April 8, 2014)
The high school softball season is in full swing and at Lee County High School Chandler Patterson is enjoying a fine senior season. Next year she will play at Campbell. This week she is Tom Suiter's Extra Effort Award winner.
Apr 8, 2014
Extra Effort: Matt McCutcheon, South Granville (April 1, 2014)
One of the first things that jumps out about South Granville's Matt McCutcheon, he's number one in his class. There are other aspects that make Matt a winner of Tom Suiter's Extra Effort Award.
Apr 1, 2014
Extra Effort: Dustin Hendricks, Faith Christian School
Faith Christian School soccer and basketball player Dustin Hendricks is this week's winner of Tom Suiter's Extra Effort Award.
Mar 25, 2014
Extra Effort: Shayla Thorne, Tarboro
Tarboro soccer player Shayla Thorne is one of the best players on her team, and she's also a standout student.
Mar 11, 2014
Extra Effort: Gary Clark, Clayton (March 4, 2014)
Clayton's Gary Clark has led his team into the 4th fourth round of the state 4a basketball playoffs. He will continue his basketball career at Cincinnati but he is not just defined by hoops. He is this week's winner of the Tom Suiter Extra Effort Award.
Mar 4, 2014
Extra Effort: Jordanna Kalkhof, Southern Lee (Feb. 25, 2014)
Jordanna Kalkhof is a basketball standout at Southern Lee who plans to study business at either Carolina or Florida State. She is a well rounded student-athlete and is this week's winner of the Tom Suiter Extra Effort Award.
Feb 25, 2014
Extra Effort: Catherine Romaine, Chapel Hill (Feb. 11, 2014)
Catherine Romaine of Chapel Hill High School will play college basketball at Bucknell University. This high achieving student athlete is this week's winner of Tom Suiter's Extra Effort Award.
Feb 11, 2014
Extra Effort: Daneshia Slade, Knightdale (Feb. 4, 2014)
Knightdale High School's Daneshia Slade is small in size but has the true heart of a champion in and out of athletics. Tom Suiter presents her with this week's Extra Effort Award.
Feb 4, 2014
Extra Effort: Ajay Williams, Beddingfield (Jan. 21, 2014)
Beddingfield basketball and football star Ajay Williams has committed to play football at Furman, and he is this week's winner of Tom Suiter's Extra Effort Award.
Jan 21, 2014
Extra Effort: Koya Osada, East Chapel Hill (Jan. 14, 2014)
East Chapel Hill swimmer Koya Osada has been accepted to Harvard, works with the Special Olympics, and is this week's winner of Tom Suiter's Extra Effort Award.
Jan 14, 2014
Extra Effort: Alexus Hill, Northern Nash (Jan. 7, 2014)
Alexus Hill averages 17 points, 9 rebounds and four assists for Northern Nash High School's girls basketball team. She is the latest winner of Tom Suiter's Extra Effort Award.
Jan 7, 2014
Extra Effort: Julianne Strickland, Athens Drive (Dec. 12, 2013)
Athens Drive High School's Julianne Strickland is a member of the National Honor Society who is also one of the area's top swimmers. She is this week's winner of Tom Suiter's Extra Effort Award.
Dec 12, 2013
Extra Effort: Chandler Hines. North Johnston (Dec. 5, 2013)
A three sport athlete, North Johnston's Chandler Hines is also the president of student government, an honor student, a member of the homecoming court and commits her time to special needs persons and she is the winner of Tom Suiter's Extra Effort Award.
Dec 5, 2013
Extra Effort: Kameron Johnson, Southern Durham (Nov. 27, 2013)
Southern Durham's football team is in the third round of the 3-AA High School Playoffs. One of the big contributors is senior linebacker Kameron Johnson. Here's Tom Suiter with this week's Extra Effort Award.
Nov 27, 2013
Extra Effort: Patrick Pettiford, Orange (Nov. 21, 2013)
Orange High School's Patrick Pettiford has been a constant highlight on Football Friday. He's one of the area's most exciting players and is this week's winner of the Extra Effort Award presented by Tom Suiter.
Nov 21, 2013
Extra Effort: Evan Brabrand, Wakefield (Nov. 14, 2013)
Quarterback Evan Braybrand has been a big part of Wakefield High Schools Cap 8 championship and the number one seed in the eastern 4-AA playoffs. For many reasons he's this weeks winner of the Extra Effort Award presented by Tom Suiter.
Nov 14, 2013
Extra Effort: Nick Place, Rocky Mount Academy (Nov. 7, 2013)
Nick Place, a football player at Rocky Mount Academy, is this week's winner of the Extra Effort Award.
Nov 8, 2013
Extra Effort: Ja'Quez Bullock, Southern Vance (Oct. 31, 2013)
Southern Vance lineman Ja'Quez Bullock is a talented football player, a good student, and is highly respected by the Southern Vance community.
Oct 31, 2013
Extra Effort: Amanda Levy, Wake Forest (Oct. 24, 2013)
Wake Forest High School's Amanda Levy will continue her golfing career at UNC-Pembroke. Her work on the course, in the classroom and the community has earned Amanda a visit from Tom Suiter for the Extra Effort Award.
Oct 24, 2013
Extra Effort: Cameron Roane, Riverside (Oct. 18, 2013)
Cameron Roane is a fast, standout football player at Riverside High School in Durham, but his first priority has always been his education.
Oct 18, 2013
Extra Effort: Meredith Randolph, Western Harnett (Oct. 10, 2013)
Western Harnett's Meredith Randolph is a standout athlete in multiple sports and also meets high standards in the classroom.
Oct 11, 2013
Extra Effort: Alexis Massengill, South Johnston (Oct. 3, 2013)
Alexis Massengill of South Johnston High School has a resume that is mind boggling. With the career goal of becoming a lawyer, she is this week's winner of the Extra Effort Award.
Oct 3, 2013
Extra Effort: Bryce Parrott, Granville Central (Sept. 26, 2013)
Bryce Parrott of Granville Central High School is a hard nosed football player who is just as tough in the classroom. He certainly fits the template for Tom Suiter's Extra Effort Award.
Sep 26, 2013
Extra Effort: Joseph Giroux, Garner (Sept. 18, 2013)
Joseph Giroux of Garner High School plays soccer and golf and is an honor student. He is the latest winner of Tom Suiter's Extra Effort Award.
Sep 18, 2013
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  1. ZachMayoHSOT: Conley has given up just 10 sets all season and none in the playoffs. Broughton has given up five all year. So... the teams are good.
      — Thursday, October 23, 2014 2:58 PM
  2. ZachMayoHSOT: Tonight I'm covering No. 8 D.H. Conley @ No.1 Broughton in the third round of 4-A volleyball playoffs. Winner will move on to play Saturday.
      — Thursday, October 23, 2014 2:57 PM
  3. HighSchoolOT: Our @JamesAlverson is working on the 1A/1AA football projections. There are some challenges there, but we're working on them! #HSOT
      — Thursday, October 23, 2014 2:52 PM
  4. HighSchoolOT: Media interested in covering the #HSOTInvite in December, here is how you get credentials (Deadline is Dec. 19): http://t.co/u7np4tsntR
      — Thursday, October 23, 2014 2:50 PM
  5. HighSchoolOT: ICYMI: As announced earlier, the @HH_Hooligans are repeat winners of the #StudentSectionShowdown: http://t.co/wkN4B8I6bb #HSOT
      — Thursday, October 23, 2014 2:45 PM
  6. NickStevensHSOT: RT @HighSchoolOT: Updated 2A/2AA football playoff projections: http://t.co/aCgvx1vzvX (Corrects West Bladen; Ineligible due to too many e…
      — Thursday, October 23, 2014 2:38 PM
  7. HighSchoolOT: Updated 2A/2AA football playoff projections: http://t.co/aCgvx1vzvX (Corrects West Bladen; Ineligible due to too many ejections) #HSOT
      — Thursday, October 23, 2014 2:37 PM
  8. HighSchoolOT: RT @apexvball8: On our way to round 3 in Wilmington #peakvolleyball http://t.co/dDI9Tmsxax
      — Thursday, October 23, 2014 2:25 PM
  9. HighSchoolOT: RT @JamesAlverson: Just sent @NickStevensHSOT some updated 2A projections. I forgot to remove West Bladen from the projections (ineligible …
      — Thursday, October 23, 2014 1:54 PM
  10. JamesAlverson: Just sent @NickStevensHSOT some updated 2A projections. I forgot to remove West Bladen from the projections (ineligible due to ejections)
      — Thursday, October 23, 2014 1:53 PM
  11. JamesAlverson: .@tarheel61581 very thoughtful & articulate, Gene. Thanks 4 putting that in perspective. Enjoyed read, glad some 1 is being sane about this
      — Thursday, October 23, 2014 1:29 PM
  12. ZachMayoHSOT: Sup, @Benji_91? RT @NickStevensHSOT: Hey @ZachMayoHSOT… 16 slideshows on Friday night.
      — Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:56 PM
  13. NickStevensHSOT: Hey @ZachMayoHSOT… 16 slideshows on Friday night.
      — Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:52 PM
  14. HSOTCap8: MILLBROOK: Heritage Hooligans repeat as Student Section Showdown champs http://t.co/ihzuX2oWUD #HSOT
      — Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:47 PM
  15. HighSchoolOT: Heritage Hooligans repeat as Student Section Showdown champs http://t.co/QfQQkjEQtQ
      — Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:45 PM
  16. HighSchoolOT: @peytoncabot After all 1s, 2s, and 3s are seeded, the rest of the spots are filled with at-large bids which have to be seeded lower than 3s.
      — Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:23 PM
  17. HighSchoolOT: @peytoncabot No 2nd place can be seeded above a 1st place, no 3rd above a 2nd, regardless of record.
      — Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:23 PM
  18. HighSchoolOT: @peytoncabot The NCHSAA seeds all conference champions first using overall win %, then all conf 2nd place, then all conf 3rd place.
      — Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:23 PM
  19. HighSchoolOT: @peytoncabot Complicated, so there will be multiple tweets here… (cont)
      — Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:22 PM
  20. HSOTCap8: HERITAGE: Heritage Hooligans repeat as Student Section Showdown champs http://t.co/yWyGxBeClJ #HSOT
      — Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:07 PM
  21. HighSchoolOT: ICYMI: Football playoff projections 4A - http://t.co/A8bQPnb0bB 3A - http://t.co/6rilxaf3jK 2A - http://t.co/aCgvx1vzvX 1A - In Progress
      — Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:05 PM
  22. HSOTBig8: GIBBONS: Heritage Hooligans repeat as Student Section Showdown champs http://t.co/lCP2iAESus #HSOT
      — Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:02 PM
  23. HighSchoolOT: It's a busy night of volleyball playoffs. Here's a list of statewide 3rd round games: http://t.co/w6xeEFXohl #HSOT #NCHSAA
      — Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:02 PM
  24. HighSchoolOT: Don't forget, our Game of the Week tomorrow is @chhspirateclub vs. @CvHSABC. Listen LIVE on 620 The Buzz beginning at 7PM. #HSOT
      — Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:00 PM
  25. HighSchoolOT: Hey @HH_Hooligans… Make sure we have a massive crowd on Oct. 31 for the presentation… #Pictures #Video #FootballFriday
      — Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:55 AM
  26. HighSchoolOT: Thank you for participating! RT @CvHSABC: @HighSchoolOT Cool! Congrats! And thanks again for all the fun!
      — Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:52 AM
  27. HighSchoolOT: @cvhsabc That's classified information, but thousands… and more than just a couple thousand.
      — Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:50 AM
  28. NickStevensHSOT: RT @HighSchoolOT: Our @NickStevensHSOT will present the #StudentSectionShowdown banner to @HH_Hooligans on Oct. 31 vs. Wakefield.
      — Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:44 AM
  29. HighSchoolOT: Our @NickStevensHSOT will present the #StudentSectionShowdown banner to @HH_Hooligans on Oct. 31 vs. Wakefield. http://t.co/X5QKQXmJzB
      — Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:44 AM
  30. HighSchoolOT: @mattsholtis You know we will be there!
      — Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:42 AM
  31. HighSchoolOT: RT @CvHSABC: @HighSchoolOT Congrats @HH_Hooligans! You rock!
      — Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:41 AM
  32. ZachMayoHSOT: ...now get off Twitter and get back to work.
      — Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:41 AM
  33. NickStevensHSOT: So the @HighSchoolOT twitter account is actually frozen at the moment…. #StudenSectionShowdownProblems
      — Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:40 AM
  34. ZachMayoHSOT: RT @HighSchoolOT: Congrats to the @HH_Hooligans, the first ever repeat #StudentSectionShowdown champions! #BackToBack #HSOT
      — Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:34 AM
  35. Chris__Edwards: BIG move! RT @Braves: Breaking news: the @Braves have named John Hart as president, baseball operations. http://t.co/C40PUxyRlK
      — Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:31 AM
  36. ZachMayoHSOT: The fact that this competition generates so much buzz is cool. Thanks to all student sections for making HS sports what it is.
      — Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:30 AM
  37. ZachMayoHSOT: Twitter, when @HighSchoolOT makes this announcement. http://t.co/BPVWT9xZXD
      — Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:15 AM
  38. Chris__Edwards: RT @Duke_BASE: Gameday Program&Rosters for the Blue/Black #WorldSeries this weekend! http://t.co/Xp1KSycoxc
      — Thursday, October 23, 2014 9:20 AM
  39. NickStevensHSOT: @zachmayohsot But Twitter might die tomorrow, that's why we have to announce it during the school day. #PrayForTwitter
      — Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:36 AM
  40. ZachMayoHSOT: When @NickStevensHSOT tells me who won the #StudentSectionShowdown but I can't talk about it until tomorrow. http://t.co/CM8Aqoe9TX
      — Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:36 AM
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