|Paul Eells Award winner Hayden Lassiter and KATV Sports Anchor Steve Sullivan|
Hayden is the son of Mr. and Mrs Shannon Lassiter and is an honor student.
Also during the banquet, Fayetteville quarterback Taylor Powell received the Landers Award.
Past winners of the Landers Award include De'Arrius Howard (West Memphis, 2000), Reid McKinney (Warren, 2001), Landon Leach (Russellville, 2002), Peyton Hillis (Conway, 2003), Darren McFadden (Oak Grove, 2004), Damien Williams (Springdale, 2005), A.J. Whitmore (Nashville, 2006), Tyler Wilson (Greenwood, 2007), Spencer Keith (Pulaski Academy, 2008), Michael Dyer (Little Rock Christian, 2009), Brandon Allen (Fayetteville, 2010), Fredi Knighten (Pulaski Academy, 2011), Drew Morgan (Greenwood, 2012), Zach Launius (Cabot, 2013), Ty Storey (Greenwood, 2014), and LaDarius Skelton (Pine Bluff, 2015).
A past winner of the Paul Eells award was Justin Hall of Warren.