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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: 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
Extra Effort: Jenna Harris, Clayton (Sept. 12, 2013)
Clayton High School's Jenna Harris excels in multiple sports, in the classroom and in the community. She is this week's winner of Tom Suiter's Extra Effort Award.
Sep 12, 2013
Extra Effort: Rahim Winston, Jordan (Sept. 5, 2013)
All his life Rahim Winston Jr has been told he was too small to play football and all his life he never listened to that. The senior from Jordan High school is the latest winner of Tom Suiter's Extra Effort award.
Sep 5, 2013
Extra Effort: Jason Lockamy, Apex (Aug. 29, 2013)
Apex senior Jason Lockamy is a football star, an academic role model and an inspiring classmate. He is this week's winner of Tom Suiter's Extra Effort Award.
Aug 29, 2013
Extra Effort: Maya Evans, Fike (June 19, 2013)
Fike High School's Maya Evans is a state champion track star, student government president, prom queen and avid volunteer. She is this week's winner of Tom Suiter's Extra Effort Award.
Jun 19, 2013
Extra Effort: Adam Bayless, Rocky Mount Academy (June 12, 2013)
Rocky Mount Academy's Adam Bayless is an All-State football player, a pitcher and .400 hitter on the baseball team and played on a conference-winning basketball squad. He is also an honor student that volunteers at his church and is this week's winner of Tom Suiter's Extra Effort Award.
Jun 12, 2013
Extra Effort: Madison Chandler, Orange (June 5, 2013)
Orange High School's Madison Chandler is a soccer goalie who aspires to be a doctor.
Jun 5, 2013
Extra Effort: Bryan Smith, J.F. Webb (May 28, 2013)
J.F. Weeb's Bryan Smith is a three-sport athlete, including all-conference in football. He is also an honor student and avid outdoorsman and this week's winner of Tom Suiter's Extra Effort Award.
May 28, 2013
Extra Effort: Jesse Olmstead, Cleveland (May 21, 2013)
Cleveland High School's Jesse Olmstead finds success in many sports as well as in the classroom. He's a great example for the first Senior Class at Cleveland and is this week's winner of the Tom Suiter Extra Effort Award.
May 21, 2013
Extra Effort: Lindsey Sharpe, Nash Central (May 14, 2013)
Nash Central's Lindsey Sharpe is one of the region's best softball pitchers who bats nearly .400. She is also a volleyball captain, an all-conference swimmer, an honor student and volunteers at a nursing home. She is this week's winner of Tom Suiter's Extra Effort Award.
May 14, 2013
Extra Effort: Maura McDonnell, Green Hope (May 7, 2013)
Green Hope's Maura McDonnell is an all-state track and cross country runner as well as a player on the Falcons' top-ranked soccer team. She excels in the classroom, too, and is this week's winner of Tom Suiter's Extra Effort Award.
May 7, 2013
Extra Effort: Ariel Potter, Roanoke Rapids (April 30, 2013)
Roanoke Rapids' Ariel Potter is a captain on the basketball, volleyball and soccer team where she is an all-region goalkeeper. Potter is also a co-valedictorian and scuba dives in her free time on a path to becoming a marine biologist. She is this week's winner of Tom Suiter's Extra Effort Award.
Apr 30, 2013
Extra Effort: Bakri Abushouk, Cary (April 16, 2013)
Cary's Bakri Abushouk is the 2012 State 4A cross-country champion, winner of the indoor 1,000, 1,600 and 3,200 meter events, and this week's winner of the Tom Suiter Extra Effort Award. Interviews are with Jerry Dotson, Cary track coach; Bakri Abushouk; Nick Stump, assistant track coach; and Lisa Blackburn, Cary math teacher.
Apr 16, 2013
Extra Effort: Jennie Cunningham, Pinecrest (Apr. 9, 2013)
Pinecrest's Jennie Cunnigham is an honor student and standout athlete. She is also this week's winner of the Extra Effort Award.
Apr 9, 2013
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  1. NickStevensHSOT: Congrats @principalcghsnc! RT @HighSchoolOT: Cardinal Gibbons principal Jason Curtis has been named the NCHSAA Principal of the Year.
      — Thursday, April 24, 2014 4:31 PM
  2. HighSchoolOT: Cardinal Gibbons principal Jason Curtis has been named the NCHSAA Principal of the Year.
      — Thursday, April 24, 2014 4:30 PM
  3. NickStevensHSOT: I think a fun story would be to get a few local HS golfers to teach me how to play golf. And by fun, I mean funny. Because I'm terrible. ⛳️
      — Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:11 PM
  4. HighSchoolOT: Exercises can help speed recovery from vision-related concussion symptoms http://t.co/Jbg7g1Y8xb
      — Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:03 PM
  5. ZachMayoHSOT: If only Clayton-Garner baseball could generate football-type levels of #MessageBoardMadness. Class would be much more entertaining today.
      — Thursday, April 24, 2014 11:30 AM
  6. NickStevensHSOT: Happy #roocup day! Today marks the day I add an extra 5-7 minutes to my commute to work just so I pass a Kangaroo. #addicted
      — Thursday, April 24, 2014 10:52 AM
  7. Chris__Edwards: RT @NCGridironNews: Deana King (@NCPreps) Needs alittle help getting the 2014 NC Prep Football Yearbook funded: http://t.co/WvJ7PPwyXr
      — Thursday, April 24, 2014 10:50 AM
  8. ZachMayoHSOT: Don't look now, but Sanderson baseball is streaking. http://t.co/0gzBJfFRZk
      — Thursday, April 24, 2014 7:00 AM
  9. HSOTCap8: HERITAGE: Streaking Spartans rout Heritage on the diamond http://t.co/g6S1YeMGBb
      — Thursday, April 24, 2014 1:28 AM
  10. HSOTCap8: SANDERSON: Streaking Spartans rout Heritage on the diamond http://t.co/LlHairaydd
      — Thursday, April 24, 2014 1:13 AM
  11. HighSchoolOT: Streaking Spartans rout Heritage on the diamond http://t.co/mtkpuAxz09
      — Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:58 AM
  12. HighSchoolOT: RT @ZachMayoHSOT: Sanderson baseball made quick work of Heritage on Wednesday night. They've won 4 straight in the Cap8. READ:
      — Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:32 AM
  13. ZachMayoHSOT: Sanderson baseball made quick work of Heritage on Wednesday night. They've won 4 straight in the Cap8. READ: http://t.co/1qjsYZ5czq
      — Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:31 AM
  14. ZachMayoHSOT: I'm officially out of words to describe how good Wake County pitching is.
      — Wednesday, April 23, 2014 9:29 PM
  15. HighSchoolOT: RT @ZachMayoHSOT: BSB FINAL: Sanderson 8, Heritage 1. #hsotscores
      — Wednesday, April 23, 2014 9:17 PM
  16. ZachMayoHSOT: BSB FINAL: Sanderson 8, Heritage 1. #hsotscores
      — Wednesday, April 23, 2014 9:09 PM
  17. HighSchoolOT: Exercises can help speed recovery from vision-related concussion symptoms http://t.co/EssDkV0lZX
      — Wednesday, April 23, 2014 9:01 PM
  18. ZachMayoHSOT: Things still going well for Sanderson baseball. Spartans lead Heritage 7-1 entering the seventh. http://t.co/B7tOE3TXcZ
      — Wednesday, April 23, 2014 8:54 PM
  19. Chris__Edwards: Nothing frustrates me more than 18 holes on the golf course.
      — Wednesday, April 23, 2014 8:23 PM
  20. ZachMayoHSOT: Sanderson baseball scores five runs on four hits in the first against Heritage. So that's not a bad way to start.
      — Wednesday, April 23, 2014 7:14 PM
  21. Chris__Edwards: Watching the Cubs today... Seems like this game is a microcosm of the last 100 years. #WrigleyField100
      — Wednesday, April 23, 2014 5:40 PM
  22. Chris__Edwards: RT @Duke_BASE: 2014 Recruiting Class Spotlight: James McGhee - Baseball Recruiting Class Spotlight http://t.co/Kd2fsPLfgh
      — Wednesday, April 23, 2014 5:16 PM
  23. Chris__Edwards: RT @Duke_BASE: Aggressive Approach Guides DUAA's Facility Growth -- http://t.co/tXRam10pYA #goduke
      — Wednesday, April 23, 2014 5:16 PM
  24. ZachMayoHSOT: Finally getting out to see Sanderson baseball tonight. They're at Heritage @huskiesbb at 7 playing a big Cap-8 game.
      — Wednesday, April 23, 2014 3:40 PM
  25. JamesAlverson: “@InTheBleachers: @JamesAlverson buddy followed up w "to the contrary, i'd say they haven't used these bats at all" so true Painful honestly
      — Wednesday, April 23, 2014 1:58 PM
  26. HighSchoolOT: RT @ADHSJagClub: Athletic activities are on as scheduled as of now. @JMBpreps @HighSchoolOT
      — Wednesday, April 23, 2014 11:38 AM
  27. HighSchoolOT: Due to a power outage, Athens Drive HS will close at 11:30 AM.
      — Wednesday, April 23, 2014 11:26 AM
  28. HighSchoolOT: We try. RT @Million_Clay: @HighSchoolOT dropped off
      — Wednesday, April 23, 2014 10:00 AM
  29. HighSchoolOT: STORY: Middle Creek beats Panther Creek 4-3 after trailing 3-0 in SWAC baseball: http://t.co/0J1uB6HtjL
      — Wednesday, April 23, 2014 9:52 AM
  30. HighSchoolOT: SLIDESHOW: Middle Creek rallied to beat Panther Creek in a SWAC baseball game 4-3: http://t.co/u6C0Ncm6My
      — Wednesday, April 23, 2014 9:49 AM
  31. HighSchoolOT: SLIDESHOW: Millbrook's boys LAX team hammered Garner 16-2 on Tuesday: http://t.co/8wSitQqAUb
      — Wednesday, April 23, 2014 9:48 AM
  32. HighSchoolOT: SLIDESHOW: Apex defeated Athens Drive 7-4 in baseball yesterday (via @NickStevensHSOT): http://t.co/EM79tHJEmp
      — Wednesday, April 23, 2014 9:48 AM
  33. HighSchoolOT: Apex downs Athens Drive in baseball, 7-4 http://t.co/FfnvDwL6FP
      — Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:26 AM
  34. HighSchoolOT: Late-game Mustangs pull through against Catamounts http://t.co/Vil9AZqqwC
      — Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:26 AM
  35. HighSchoolOT: Millbrook boys lacrosse team hammers Garner, 16-2 http://t.co/vdGImdpwlr
      — Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:26 AM
  36. HighSchoolOT: RT @ZachMayoHSOT: Trailing 3-0, @CREEK_BASEBALL rallied back to win an important SWAC game over @_Panther_Creek_ tonight. STORY:
      — Tuesday, April 22, 2014 11:55 PM
  37. HighSchoolOT: @mattsholtis Thanks!
      — Tuesday, April 22, 2014 10:43 PM
  38. HighSchoolOT: Anyone have the Apex-Athens Drive baseball final from tonight?
      — Tuesday, April 22, 2014 10:42 PM
  39. HighSchoolOT: RT @NickStevensHSOT: I'll have pics from Apex-Athens BSB, Millbrook-Garner LAX, and Panther Ck-Middle Ck BSB on @HighSchoolOT later tonight.
      — Tuesday, April 22, 2014 10:03 PM
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