Best & Brightest: Sarah 'Ashbrook' Gwinn, Aiken High School

Sarah "Ashbrook" Gwinn

SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Representative on Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council, National Honor Society, representative at Student Leadership/Sportsmanship Summit, Mead Hall Math Team, Varsity Cross Country and Track and Field

AWARDS AND HONORS: Wendy’s High School Heisman South Carolina state winner, Principal’s Honor Roll, Gatorade South Carolina Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year, WJBF News Channel 6 Scholar Athlete Award, The Augusta Chronicle Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year, Biology Honors, Algebra II Honors, World History Honors, Chinese II Honors, English I Honors, Geometry Honors, PTO Citizenship Freshman Class

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES: Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas, Shriner’s Hospital, Ridge Spring Baptist Church Angel Tree organizer, Families Helping Families, Fight for Healthy America, Frye Foundation fighting sickle cell and diabetes

COLLEGE/CAREER: Plans to attend Boston College and major in biochemistry on a pre-med track. She will also be running cross country and track for Boston College.

NOMINATOR’S NOTE: “Most significantly, Ashbrook is a delightful young woman. With so many accolades … Ashbrook has endeared herself to everyone with whom she has contact. She is unassuming, genuine, tentative, honorable and always thankful for any help that is given. … never doubt her iron determination to win, to understand, or to be the best possible.” – Linda Strojan, counselor