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Union City Heisman hopes hinging on Arnold, Bruff

Union City Heisman hopes hinging on Arnold, Bruff
Union City High School’s nominees for the coveted Wendy’s High School Heisman Award are seniors Will Arnold and Allison Bruff.
Awarded in conjunction with the collegiate Heisman recognition, the high school-focused program honors the nation’s top high school seniors who best exemplify a supreme “citizen-scholar-athlete.”
“We believe it is important to recognize our young people, not just for what they do in the classroom or on the field but for their contributions to communities as well,” UCHS principal Wes Kennedy said. “The Wendy’s High School Heisman is a great way to showcase their diverse achievements for all to see.”
Arnold is the son of Trent and Leslee Arnold and Miss Bruff is the daughter of Tracy and Jennifer Bruff, all of Union City.
Miss Bruff is a Tennessee Scholar; a member and officer of Beta Club, Spanish Club, Junior Civitan Club, Future Business Leaders of America and Family, Careers and Community Leaders of America; a member of Art Club, Pep Club and Science Club; and a Fellowship of Christian Athletes leadership team member.
She is a graduate of the Obion County Youth Leadership program and the Baptist Memorial Hospital nursing camp and has taken part in the University of Tennessee at Martin Mathematics Competition, placing third in Geometry and Algebra II, and the UTM Science Competition.
She has been elected vice president of her class for two years and president of the Student Government Association and has been a delegate to Student Congress on Policies in Education and Tennessee Girls State and was nominated to attend Girls Nation.
She has been selected a Kiwanis Club Student of the Month and has claimed the “I Dare You” Leadership Award and the Daughters of the American Revolution “Good Citizen Award.”
She has been on first honor roll each year and has been a consistent Academic Top Ten student and a Student Excel in several classes.
She has also been yearbook editor and a member of the cross country, softball and golf teams, where she won several honors.
An active member of the UCHS band for three years, she was first chair in both concert and symphonic bands and was a member of the color guard.
She is a member of Exchange Street Church of Christ and has been an active volunteer in several community efforts.
She was also a volunteer coach for the summer youth softball camp.
Arnold is an Academic Top Ten and has also been a Student Excel in several classes.
He has been a member of Beta Club, FCA and Spanish Club, where he served as an officer and the starting center for the 2009 Class A state champion Tornado football team.
Arnold was also named to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association All-State team, in addition to earning the Region 7A Offensive Lineman of the Year award (as a junior) and All-District 14A team honors (as a senior) and Murphy Fair Preseason All-State and All-Academic Team honors. 
Arnold is also a member of the baseball team.
A Kiwanis Club Student of the Month, he was selected to take part in an all-expense paid Rotary Club-sponsored tour of several European nations in 2009 and was also a delegate to Tennessee Boys State.
Arnold is a member of Union City Cumberland Presbyterian Church and has volunteered for Chimes for Charity and for Special Olympics.
He also assists with youth football and baseball camps.
To track a student’s progress throughout the competition or to find out more about the program, log on to or call (800) 244-5161.

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