Florence High School students awarded the Heisman for 2020-21


Two students from Florence High School were awarded the High School Heisman for the 2020-21 school year. Each year, the Heisman Foundation honors students that excel academically, in their chosen athletic fields, and establish themselves as community leaders.


Jarren Sanford, a senior punter for the Florence Eagles Football Team, is the son of Todd and Denise Sanford. Jarren has competed on a state and national level through Ray Guy Kicking Camps and is ranked a 4.5 Star Punter. He is currently ranked #19 in nationally for high school punters. Jarren was ranked as the top punter in Mississippi's 4A division for the 2019-20 season. Jarren has maintained a 4.0 Grade Point average throughout high school and has been  enrolled in advanced, College-preparatory course load. He is also a member of the Florence High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes.


Kayla Allen, a senior member of the Florence Varsity Dance Team, is the daughter of Richie and Joy Allen. Kayla has been involved in competitive dance since a young age and has spent several years as a member of the Collaborates Competition Team at Studio Sole Dance. She has been with the Varsity Squad at Florence High for 4 years. In this time, she was elected as a Co-Captain in her Sophomore year and served as Captain for her Junior and Senior years. She has been named an All-American by the Universal Dance Association for 3 consecutive years as well as received special awards for Leadership and Technique from UDA. Kayla has maintained a 4.0 Grade Point Average throughout high school and has been enrolled in both Advanced Placement and Dual-Credit  coursework. Kayla is also a member of the Florence High School Medical Science Academy and the Beta Club.

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