Carroll overcomes adversity to excel

Published 9:21 am Thursday, May 26, 2011

By Stephen Dawkins | Assistant Managing Editor

Cody Carroll’s performance in the classroom and on the baseball field would give no indication of an obstacle he’s had to overcome.

During the 2010 school year, his junior year, Carroll was hospitalized for six days with an illness doctors have been unable identify.

“We still don’t know what was wrong,” Carroll said.

Despite having to make up many days worth of work and missing valuable working out with his baseball teammates, Carroll excelled in both endeavors.

He is ranked in the top 10 in his graduating class academically, is a class salutatorian and was the ace pitcher on the THS baseball team that made the school’s first ever appearance in the semifinal round of the Class 2A state playoffs.

Carroll also played basketball for the Rebels.

Because of his perseverance in overcoming difficulties, Carroll was the winner of the Area 7, Region 4 Bryant-Jordan Student Achievement Award and honored at the Bryant-Jordan banquet.

As regional winner, Carroll was awarded a $2,500 scholarship to be used toward the school of his choice.