Swain County High School is proud to announce that sophomore Isaiah Collins has been awarded the Heart of a Champion award by the Point Guard College (PGC) organization. The Heart of a Champion Award winners were Isaiah, Tyree Capehart (John Holmes HS), Sydni Addison (Murphy HS) and Aniya Simmons (Pamlico HS).
The PGC Basketball Heart of a Champion Award is presented to these players who have overcome significant personal challenges or adversities in their lives or careers with courage, determination, and an unrelenting spirit. Special consideration is given to candidates who have found ways to positively influence and lead others within their team, school or community despite their personal circumstances. The organization is partnered with the NC Basketball Coaches Association. The award covers all of NC. Isaiah will also receive a onetime scholarship to attend any of the PGC Basketball Camps of his choice as well as a plaque.