AIA PRESS CENTER
Miami High School
Student of the Year & 1A-3A Scholar Athlete Finalist
Although participating in three different sports Dennis continued to maintain a 4.0 GPA throughout his high school career and was ranked number one in his class. Participating in Football, Soccer and Tennis all four years of high school as well as being President of National Honor Society his senior year. Dennis was a member of the drama club, Junior State of America, Mock Trial as well as Student Council. He was the captain of the Varsity football team for three years and Varsity soccer team for two years. Dennis has a strong work ethic and truly strives to help others as much as achieve his personal goals. He is demanding of himself and his abilities, both on the field and in the classroom, but to command himself in a manner that quietly acknowledges his greatest of accomplishments. This mindset has given Dennis the honor of attending the United States Air Force Academy in the fall.
While attending Miami High School Dennis organized a benefit softball tournament for wounded warriors, was a contributor for Books for Soldiers, a part of Leadership for Service Program as well as competing over 260 hours of community service. Not only has Dennis achieved his academic goals for high school, he has gone above and beyond for the community and his athletics.
"Dennis is an exceptional young man. He demonstrated a great work ethic both on and off the field. He set goals for himself and worked extremely hard to obtain them every day, he was very determined." - Jeremiah Johnson, Miami HS Football
"Coach Dennis was the true leader always encouraging every team member to always give 100% and to never, never give up." - Byron K. Mills, Academic Counselor
Arizona Christian University partners with the AIA
The Arizona Christian University Firestorm already compete in 15 men’s and women’s collegiate sports in the NAIA, and are preparing to launch the inaugural season of ACU football in fall 2014. To broaden awareness of opportunities to compete as a student-athlete at ACU across all competitive sports, ACU is partnering with Phoenix-based AIA Sports Properties to engage high school student-athletes, families and fans throughout the state of Arizona and the greater Southwest.
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