By Wendell Maxey, King Sports Information and Social Media Liaison
Congratulations to Thomas "TK" King for being named a 2019-20 Fairchester Athletic Association Scholar-Athlete Award winner it was announced by the FAA.
The FAA Scholar-Athlete Award is based on high academic achievement and course selection combined with Varsity athletic participation and post-season FAA-All League recognition. In winning the award, TK becomes the 12th King School student-athlete to receive the distinction over the last 15 years. The achievement for TK is truly fitting thanks to his remarkable Senior year in academics and athletics and the legacy he leaves behind at King.
A two-sport athlete in Varsity Boys Soccer and Varsity Boys Tennis, TK received FAA All-League and NEPSAC postseason honors in Soccer while also being selected to the NEPSSA Senior All-Star Game, WNEPSSA All-Star Match, and was voted by the Connecticut Soccer Coaches Association to the All-State Team. A three-time team captain with Varsity Boys Soccer, TK earned News12 CT Scholar-Athlete of the Week recognition last October for his commitment to the classroom, King Athletics, and his global service work with Orphaned Starfish Foundation, as the New Canaan native helped teach English lessons and Soccer skills at an orphanage in Colombia the past two years.
Along with attending the Orphaned Starfish Foundation annual red carpet gala in New York City last Fall with members of the Varsity Boys and Girls Soccer teams, TK also graced the cover of New Canaan-Darien-Rowayton Magazine as he was selected along with five other King Students as "Teens to Watch".
Upon graduating from King School this Spring, TK will attend Vanderbilt University next school year.