January 20, 2021
On January 15, Tinsley Abbott became the first Walton High School student to receive The Taylor Haugen Trophy.
The Trophy is awarded each winter in conjunction with the All Sports Association at the annual All Sports Association FCA breakfast. Taylor was a member of the Niceville Eagles Football and Wrestling Teams as well as being an Honor Student at Niceville High School. He was comfortably expressive about his faith in God and showed it through his commitment to volunteer work in his church and community. The Trophy is awarded to an area athlete who best demonstrates a similar balance between academics, athleticism, leadership, community service and faith. As well as exemplifying T’s character traits, the Trophy winner embodies his motto of “Don’t Quit… Never Give Up.” The Foundation hopes to recognize those well-rounded individuals who demonstrate the perseverance to improve themselves in all aspects of their life while enjoying God’s gifts to the fullest.
The annual Trophy winner receives a $1,000 scholarship and a bronze trophy that stands 26” tall, weighs 35lbs, and is a hand sculptured eagle taking to flight on a ribbon of air as inspired by Isaiah 40: 30-32.
In order to be nominated for this award, a student must be a senior at an Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, or Walton County high school. Each school gets 1 nominee. The nominee must be an athlete who has participated in a FHSAA sport and must have 3.5 or higher unweighted GPA. The nominee must be an active participant in community service and must be planning to attend a four year accredited college.
Walton High School is proud of the way Tinsley models our school theme, Pride in Performance. Limitless and Relentless. She is a leader on our campus and we can not think of a more deserving student for this award!