Carson High School senior Jeremy Heaton.
Carson High School senior Jeremy Heaton has been accepted to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, for fall 2021.
Heaton received three congressional letters of recommendation from Nevada lawmakers — Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, Rep. Mark Amodei and Sen. Jackie Rosen.
The Naval Academy prepares young men and women to become professional officers of competence, character and compassion in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Students are midshipmen on active duty in the U.S. Navy. They attend the academy for four years, graduating with Bachelor of Science degrees and commissioned as ensigns in the Navy or second lieutenants in the Marine Corps. Graduates serve at least five years in the Navy or Marine Corps.
Heaton has led the CHS football team for the past four years, serving as the team’s captain. He has been honored regionally for academics and football and is an asset to his teammates and coaches because of his dedication and positive attitude. This year, after his third season as a starter for CHS varsity, he was named 2nd Team All-Region Running Back.
“‘Return with Honor’ is one of the long-time traditions and sayings at Carson High School, and Jeremy epitomized that slogan,” said Blair Roman, CHS varsity football coach and athletic director. “His contributions to our school during his career will be part of the great legacy he leaves here adding to the continued writing of the history of Carson High School.”
Beyond football, Heaton also lettered in CHS wrestling and ran for two years of CHS track and field. His parents, Rob and April Heaton, have dedicated themselves to coordinating and supporting the CHS football program as the heads of the CHS football Booster Club for the last several years.
Heaton is an active member of the CHS National Honors Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes and has participated in many volunteer opportunities for youth football camps and tutoring. Academically, Heaton is ranked in the top 10 of his class at CHS with a 5.1 grade point average, and he completed the Engineering pathway of CHS’ Career and Technical Education program.