(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.)— Benton High School wrestler Aiden Perry graduated from high school on Sunday and on Monday, he was awarded the All-American Character Award by the National Wrestling Coaches Association and the United States Marine Corps.
"Aiden has been a kid over the course of his career that has just been an outstanding leader with the character that is second to none," Benton wrestling coach Brad Hubbard said. "He's just a really stand-up kid."
Hubbard nominated Perry for the honor.
Perry will go to Northwest Missouri State in the fall and study nutrition.