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November 13, 2009
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North Shore Senior Named Scholar-Athlete Finalist

         Trey Hopkins, 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.
          Hopkins is ranked sixth out of his graduating class of 940 students at North Shore Senior High. He carries a 4.6 GPA on a 5.0 scale and made a 1,690 on his SAT. Hopkins has committed to the University of Texas to play football.
He is made the All-District football team for three consecutive years, was named to the Touchdown Club preseason All-Greater Houston team and was recently selected to play in the prestigious U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Hopkins serves on the Principal’s Student Advisory Board, the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Board and is a member of the National Honor Society and Chess Club. He is a junior deacon at Mount Olive Baptist Church and plays the clarinet and saxophone and sings in the choir.
          Hopkins and the other 24 finalists were honored at a luncheon at the J.W. Marriott on Wednesday, Nov. 11. 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,
          All candidates were judged on athletic stats and honors, academics and citizenship.

Trey Hopkins
Trey Hopkins (right) is congratulated by Dr. Rod Paige, former U.S. Secretary of Education,
after being introduced as a finalist at the Greater Houston Football Scholar-Athlete Luncheon.