Austin Hilburn - North Lincoln High School

Track & Field Team


HOLDEN CARPENTER - West Lincoln High School

Soccer / Cross Country


BRIAN RISSE - North Lincoln High School

Cross Country


SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Hundley is the daughter of Jody and Ann Rhyne and is a small forward and shooting guard for the Lincolnton High girls basketball team. She also plays volleyball and tennis. Hundley’s advanced courses include AP World History, AP Stats, AP government, AP Language, AP Psychology, AP Biology, AP US History, AP Human Geography and AP Environment Science. She has a GPA of 5.1053.

Extracurricular activities include piano, scoreboard operator for the Lincoln Optimist, Babysitting, The Rotary Auction, Jonathan Brookins Memorial volunteer and Student Advisory Council of Lincoln County. mHundley is a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church where she is a member of the youth group. She also volunteers at Amy’s House, Christian Ministries, The Hessed House and the Apple Festival. She also serves as basketball coach for the Lincoln Optimist Club. After graduation Hundley plans to attend the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and major in high school education.

The McDonald’s/KTC Broadcasting/What’s Up Shopper Scholar Athlete Award is given to recognize a student athlete not only for accomplishments in athletics but also overall achievement in the classroom and community citizenship.

Brian, the son of John and Dawn Risse, Is a Junior at North Lincoln High School. He is the number one runner for the North Lincoln Cross Country Team and also runs indoor and outdoor track.

Maintaining a GPA of 4.3438, his advanced courses include AP Government and Politics, AP History and AP Calculus. His extracurricular activities include the Beta Club, Habitat for Humanity and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the North Lincoln Track Clinic. A member of the Denver United Methodist Church he participates in mission trips, the youth group, Vacation Bible School and Sunday School. After graduation Brian would like a career as a Physical therapist or to go into Business.

The McDonald’s/KTC BROADCASTING/What’s Up Shopper Scholar Athlete Award is to recognize a student athlete not only for accomplishments in athletics for also for overall achievements in the classroom and overall school and community citizenship.

Holden Carpenter of West Lincoln High School is this month’s McDonald’s/KTC Broadcasting/What’s Up Shopper Scholar Athlete of the Month.

Holden, who is the son of Tonya and David Carpenter, plays soccer and runs cross country. He is a member of the West Lincoln Track Team. Holden has a GPA of 4.67. His advanced courses include AP Literature and Composition, AP Government and AP US History. A member of the New Vision Ministry Church, he is involved with the Ignite Student Youth Group.

Upon graduation, Holden plans to enroll at a community college for 2 years and then transfer to NC State and major in Agriculture.

The McDonald’s/ KTC Broadcasting/ What’s Up Shopper Scholar Athlete Award recognizes a student athlete not only for accomplishments in athletics but also for overall achievements in the classroom and overall school and community citizenship.

Mary lee is a senior at Shelby High School.  Her parents are David and Erin Crow.  Mary Lee currently is the center defender for the Lady Golden Lions soccer team.  She also plays volleyball.  Her advanced courses include biology, history, english, math and civics.  She is a member of the eastside baptist church and a member of the youth group there.  She is also an assistant for the cub scouts.  Mary lee plans to attend Appalachian State University and major in nursing.  

The McDonald’s/Whats Up Shopper/ktc Broadcasting Scholar Athlete of the Month award is to recognize a student athlete not only for accomplishments in athletics but also for overall achievements in the classroom and for overall school and community citizenship.

SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Austin is the son of Amy and Stephen Hilburn and is a distance runner on the North Lincoln Track and Field team. He competes in the 5K, the one mile and two mile runs.

Austin has a GPA of 5.14 taking advanced courses including AP Calculus, AP US Government, AP Geography, AP English, AP US History, AP European History, AP English Literature, AP World History, AP Physics, and AP Statistics. He is a member of the BETA Club and National Honor Society.

Austin attends Lebanon United Methodist Church. His community activities include, Volunteer at the North Lincoln Youth Track Clinic. After graduation he plans to attend with Wingate University, UNC-Chapel Hill or the University of Richmond and Major in Geography and Mathematics.

The McDonald’s/KTC Broadcasting/What’s Up Shopper Scholar Athlete Award is given to recognize a student athlete not only for accomplishments in athletics but also overall achievement in the classroom and community citizenship.

MARY LEE CROW - Shelby High School

Lady Golden Lions Soccer


Hundley Rhyne - Lincolnton High School

Varsity Basketball / Volleyball / Tennis


The McDonald's / KTC Broadcasting / What's Up Shopper Scholar Athlete Award is sponsored by the McDonald's Restaurants in Shelby and Kings Mountain, WOHS Radio and The What's Up Shopper.  The purpose of the award is to recognize a student athlete not only for accomplishments in athletics but also for achievements in the classroom and for overall school and community citizenship.