On Nov. 16 two local football players were honored at the Touchdown Club of Houston's 18th Annual Scholar/Athlete award luncheon at the JW Marriott in the Galleria.
All high schools in the Greater Houston area were allowed to submit candidates for the award based on the criteria that they must have the highest GPA on their team and be a starter. From that initial submission pool, 25 athletes were named as finalists and received a $500 college scholarship.
Two Humble ISD players were named as finalists. David Heaton III, Atascocita High School and Evan Loyka, Kingwood High School. The list of accomplishments for both of these young men was long and impressive, as it was for all attendees. Head Football Coaches Barry Campbell of Kingwood and Craig Stump of Atascocita were both in attendance, supporting the district and their players. The keynote speaker was James Colbert, Jr., Superintendent of Harris County Department of Education.
Heaton is the Kicker and Punter for AHS and is currently ranked 26th in his graduating class. Brief highlights include All District awards in multiple sports, a 10 year history of volunteer service at H.A.A.M. and is a member of the National Honor Society.
Loyka is a linebacker for KHS and is ranked sixth in his graduating class. Evan is a Eagle Scout and is also a member of the National Honor Society.