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WACO – Twenty high school athletes from the Heart Of Texas area were honored at the Fourth Annual Academic All-Stars banquet on Wednesday at the Texas Sports Hall Of Fame.

The Academic All-Stars Team is the brainchild of ESPN Central Texas program director David Smoak.

The team was selected from well over 100 nominations with the final “All-Stars” succeeding in both the classroom and athletic competition. The “All-Stars” boasts 10 valedictorians and 3 salutatorians, an overall grade point average of 101.4 and overall class average of 2.4.

Former Baylor record-breaking running back and previous Academic All-Star Terrance Ganaway was the guest speaker for the event.

“Success is not owned it’s rented, and the rent is due every day,” Ganaway said during his speech.

Listen to Terrance Ganaway speak at Academic All-Stars annual banquet.

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The 2014 Academic All-Stars include:

Sterling Cable, Groesbeck High School
Mills Chenot, Vanguard Preparatory School
Kaitlin Crawford, Abbott High School
Molly Daheim, Holy Trinity Catholic High School
Nika Davis, Jr., Waco High School
Caleb Eagans, Leon High School
Shelby Friudenberg, Bruceville-Eddy High School
Dane Hankamer, Salado High School
Marti Hanson, Clifton High School
Hamza Khan, Harker Heights High School
Megan Nitcher, Belton High School
Sam Orr, Itasca High School
Bailey Sanders, Franklin High School
Kelsey Sprinkles, Academy High School
Samuel Still, Live Oak Classical School
Corey Strain, Lexington High School
Jessica Tomchesson, Crawford High School
Gabriel Vega, University High School
Stephanie Welch, Midway High School
Jaret White, McGregor High School