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Brody McCoun receives Michael C. Wallace Award

Brody McCoun, son of David & Sarah McCoun, received the Michael C. Wallace Award at the Woodford County High School Senior Class Night awards program on May 14.  Teacher Pam Duncan,  at left, presented the award. (Photo submitted)

Brody McCoun, son of David & Sarah McCoun, was named the recipient of the Michael C. Wallace Award at Senior Class Night, Monday, May 14, at Woodford County High School.

The award is presented each year in memory of Lieutenant Michael C. Wallace who died at the age of 26 in August 1987 of acute leukemia, while serving in the United States Navy. This is the 30th year for the award.

Wallace was a 1979 graduate of Woodford County High School and was commissioned an officer in the United States Navy upon graduation with the Class of 1983 of the United States Naval Academy.

The Michael C. Wallace Award is given to a WCHS graduating senior who exemplifies outstanding qualities of scholarship, leadership and athletics.

Brody McCoun was an outstanding student. His leadership roles include membership in the Beta Club and DECA Club, Vice President of Young Conservatives and joining a mission trip to Haiti.

McCoun was a two-sport athlete. He was a four-year varsity football letterman, a member of the 2014 Scout Team of the Year, 2017 Offensive MVP and 2017 All District Team. He was three-year team captain for lacrosse, all-time career points and goals leader for lacrosse and received the 2017 Coaches award.

Brody plans to attend the University of Mississippi in the fall. Pam Duncan, a member of the WCHS faculty, presented the award, a silver revere bowl, to McCoun. Brody’s name will be added to the Michael C. Wallace Award plaque that hangs in the Michael C. Wallace Memorial Library at the high school.

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