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Jaemin Kim, Zipporah Broughton 2018 Jimmy Hitchcock Award recipients

LAMP High School's Jaemin honored as the male recipient of the 2018 YMCA of Greater Montgomery 59th Annual Jimmy Hitchcock Award Winner. (Source: YMCA of Montgomery) LAMP High School's Jaemin honored as the male recipient of the 2018 YMCA of Greater Montgomery 59th Annual Jimmy Hitchcock Award Winner. (Source: YMCA of Montgomery)
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

On Thursday night, many of Montgomery's best high school seniors were recognized at the 59th Annual Jimmy Hitchcock Award banquet hosted by the YMCA of Montgomery. For years the banquet has been a way to recognize and honor Christian leadership in athletics.

A total of 52 high school seniors were recognized at Frazier Memorial Methodist Church as Dr. Jamil Northcutt was the featured speaker. Two of those seniors, a boy and a girl, would be selected as the Hitchcock Award Winners.

Jaemin Kim, a senior at LAMP High School was the 2018 male recipient winner. Kim plays primarily tennis but also plays soccer, frisbee and swims. He's in all AP classes and boasts a 4.2 GPA. Kim is set to attend Auburn University where he plans to major in Biomedical Engineering.

"I'm honestly just at a lost for words," said Kim. "Like I said in my speech, I did not expect to get this position as I did today. I definitely couldn't thank God any more for getting me where I am today."

Lee High School's Zippy Broughton is on her way to Rutgers University but not before being the 2018 female recipient of the Hitchcock Award. Broughton is Alabama's Ms. Basketball and is also a stellar student. She maintains a 4.41 GPA in AP courses and will look to study finance at Rutgers.

Broughton missed the banquet due to an athletic event but her family accepted her award on her behalf.

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