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Area stars have many reasons to be thankful

By Staff
Commentary by KEVIN TRAVIS, Sports Editor
Thanks to this profession, I’ve met some incredible people.
I’m thankful I have had the opportunity to cover them in athletics and even more thankful that they’ve become friends.
As I did last year, I’ve asked several what they are thankful for and they were nice enough to share their thoughts with me.
Meredith Knox, former Washington star and current Anderson University
softball player
T.J. Hose, ECU
standout pitcher
M.J. Williams, former Mattamuskeet star and
current Lees-McRae
softball player
Joe Davis, former Emmanuel star and current USMMA
basketball player
Elton Coffield, former
Williamston great and current BSW Sixers basketball player
Marella Peele, former Washington star and current Elon student
(Rufus Wilson, former
Washington great)
(Augusta Johnson, former Southside star and current Pitt Community College volleyball player)
(Marshall Fowle, former Washington standout and current N.C. State student)
(Cameron Whitehead, former Washington star and current ECU student)
(Meredith Whitehead, former Washington standout and current D.H. Conley teacher and coach)
(Nigel Rodgers, former Washington standout and current N.C. Wesleyan football player)
(Kelley Wernert, record-setting volleyball player at ECU)
(Trent Whitehead, former Washington great and current ECU baseball player)
(Jessica Johnson, ECU softball player)
(Gina Valenti, former Washington star and current Lees-McRae cross country star)
I am thankful for my team in ninth grade, who believed that I could accomplish more than I had ever dreamed of. I am thankful for those who helped me, not only in running, but in school and everyday life.”
(Beth Nolan, ECU softball player)
(Stephanie Holton, former Columbia great and current Shenandoah University basketball player)
(Darryl Lawhorn, former ECU baseball great and current professional baseball player)
(Rachel Perkinson, former Washington star and current ECU student)
(Lizzy Bruin, ECU volleyball player)
(Ashley Nanney, former Southside star and current N.C. State cheerleader)
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Kevin Travis is the sports editor of the Washington Daily News. You may reach him at 940-4217, or by e-mail at Kevin@wdnweb.com. You may also view his blog, KT’s Take On Sports, at http://wdnsports.blogspot.com.