Neal is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Owen. Neal will be attending Auburn University in Montgomery, this fall. He has been awarded the Valedictorian scholarship, a four-year scholarship covering full tuition and fees. He is also the recipient of a $2,000 scholarship through AUM's School of Business Competition this past spring. Neal plans on majoring in Accounting and becoming a CPA. Neal has been selected as his school's Jimmy Hitchcock Male Nominee and the Principal's Leadership Award. Neal had been involved in numerous activities and received several awards throughout high school. These include: Chaplain of the National Honor Society, Varsity Baseball- Captain, Varsity Basketball –The Christian Award, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Jr. Beta Club. Neal was also recently chosen as an AISA Student Athlete Award Winner.