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Mary Catherine Avey has been named the Queen City Audio, Video and Appliances Community Heroes Award Winner. The daughter of Scott and Meg Avey attends Carmel Christian School and she is active in both soccer and serving inside her community. Mary Catherine has been playing soccer since the age of three and she plays forward as a senior member of the Carmel Christian School team.

Mary Catherine was named to the All-Conference Team in 2014 and she was voted as the MVP of her soccer team. She has served as the team captain for all three of her varsity soccer years. As a captain Mary Catherine helps lead the team in practices and games.

Mary Catherine is very active in serving her community. She volunteers with an organization called Rice and Beans! They go out into downtown Charlotte and feed the homeless. She also is active with the Joy Prom, an event held by the Carmel Christian Church that provides a full scale prom for those with special needs. As a member of the National Honor Society, Mary Catherine also volunteers with the Beds For Kids organization that supplies beds and furnishings for families in need.

Inside the classroom, Mary Catherine carries a 3.69 unweighted grade point average and a a 4.7 weighted average. She is taking three AP classes and is involved in many school clubs. Mary Catherine plans to attend UNC-Wilmington and study Athletic Training.
Queen City Audio, Video and Appliances salutes Mary Catherine Avey for her work in the classroom, on the soccer field and in her community.