William Byrd’s Israel Hairston named 2023-24 Class 3 VHSL Foundation Award Male Scholar Athlete

VINTON, Va. (WFXR) — Big news for one of our local star high school athletes at William Byrd High School! Senior Israel Hairston earned the 2023-24 Class 3 VHSL Foundation Award Male Scholar Athlete.

This past football season, Hairston won one of WFXR’s weekly Hardee’s Friday Night Blitz awards, leading the Terriers to their first-ever regional title and a spot in the Class 3 state semifinals.

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Hairston also excels in the classroom as well as in the sports of basketball, baseball, and track and field.

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