Stephen Henry, a senior at North Shore Senior High School, was named a finalist in the annual Greater Houston High School Scholar-Athlete of the Year competition, sponsored by the Touchdown Club of Houston.
Stephen Henry (left) is congratulated by Charles Breithaupt, University Interscholastic League Director and State Director of Athletics, after being introduced as a finalist at the Greater Houston Football Scholar-Athlete Luncheon.
Henry is ranked fourth out of his graduating class of 878 students at North Shore Senior High. He carries a 4.7 GPA on a 4.5 scale and made a 1,730 on his SAT and a 27 on his ACT. Henry has made the honor roll for 12 years and also earned a UIL Division I Piano Award.
He is a senior class representative on the student council, vice president of the National Honor Society and serves on the Principal’s Advisory Board. He received a Dazzling Diamond Award and is also a concert pianist. He received the National Federation of State High Schools Leadership Conference Award and serves as children’s worship leader at Uvalde Baptist Church.
Henry and the other 24 finalists were honored at a luncheon at the J.W. Marriott on Wednesday, Nov. 12. Each finalist received a $500 scholarship and a certificate from the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame. The names of each of the finalists will be entered into the database at the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Indiana.
The presidents of the three football-playing colleges in Houston selected this year’s finalists. All candidates were judged on athletic stats and honors, academics and citizenship.