Belle Haynes

Tallassee High School senior Belle Haynes has been named the Class 5A/Region 3 Scholar Athlete of the Year at the 37th Annual Bryant-Jordan Student-Athlete Awards Banquet on April 12 in Birmingham.

The Class 5A/Region 3 Achievement winner is Sean Darnell of Elmore County High School. Each received $3,000.

More than $380,000 was awarded by the organization. The keynote speaker at the event was former Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy.

The scholar-athlete category is awarded for excellence in athletics and academics. Achievement winners are selected on ability to overcome obstacles during their high school careers.

Guntersville's Gabe Marsh (Achievement) and Rogers' Erin Brown (Scholar-Athlete) were the overall winners and will receive $10,500 each.