Caroline (Colby) Orcutt, a senior at Fort Walton Seashore Excessive Faculty in Fort Walton Seashore, Florida, has been named one among 12 nationwide finalists for the Heisman Excessive Faculty Scholarship program.
A flexible athlete, Orcutt has 15 varsity letters between Fort Walton Seashore Excessive Faculty and Booker T. Washington Excessive Faculty, the place she started her highschool profession. She additionally volunteered as a swim coach.
Her older brother Daniel, who’s a present swimmer on the College of Kentucky, was the 2016 male Heigh Faculty Heisman nationwide winner, and her sister Tori Orcutt was a finalist final season and is presently a freshman swimmer at Kentucky.
Colby not too long ago positioned ninth within the 50 free in 25.90 on the FHSAA 3A Area 1 Championships, which is a finest time for her.
Whereas a varsity member of the swim workforce at Fort Walton Seashore excessive, that’s removed from her solely athletic achievement.
Orcutt is a 2-time USA Pentathlon All-American and 2-Time USA Pentathlon Youth Nationwide Crew member. She gained a bronze medal on the 2018 U17 Pan American Championships in Pentathlon and competed on the 2019 Pentathlon Youth World Championships.
She can also be a 2-time captain of the soccer workforce at Fort Walton Seashore Excessive Faculty, an Oklahoma State Champion in soccer, and a member of the Florida State Crew as a part of the Soccer Olympic Improvement Program.
As a runner, she is a captain of each the cross-country and observe & area groups, an Oklahoma Excessive Faculty Class 5A State Monitor & Area Championship Silver Medalist, Florida Class 3A All-State Crew Member, and an All-County and All-District workforce member.
Exterior of the pool, Colby Orcutt is ranked third in her highschool class academically, and counts the presidency of the Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society, a 2020 Carson Scholar, and a USA Pentathlon Educational All-American amongst many tutorial achievements.
She can also be a Lady Scout Gold Award Recipient and has volunteer and management positions with quite a few golf equipment and applications.
Eligibility for the Heisman Excessive Faculty Scholarship programbegins with sustaining a weighted GPA of three.0 (B common) or higher. Candidates additionally have to be confirmed leaders and position fashions inside their college and group. And candidates should take part or have participated in grades 9, 10, or 11 in no less than one of many 48 college sponsored sports activities acknowledged by the Worldwide Olympic Committee within the Summer time and Winter Olympic Video games or the Nationwide Federation of State Excessive Faculty Associations.
A winner from every state receives a $750 scholarship, nationwide finalists obtain a $1,250 scholarship, and one senior male and one senior feminine nationally are chosen for a $5,250 scholarship.
In complete this system awards $47,500 in scholarships yearly.
Nationwide winners will likely be introduced on December 1st at Midday Jap Time.