Zach Pearce wins the First Annual Trey Cheek Memorial Scholarship

Zach, the son of Robert and Michelle Pearce, exemplifies the qualities that we all strive to achieve.  On and off the field Zach displayed great character with ambitious purposes, a congenial disposition, possessed of good morals, having a high sense of honor and a deep sense of personal responsibility.  Zach is a very talented and smart baseball player.  In the words of Coach Chris Newton “Zach was as fine a catcher as we have had in my 15 years as coach at Broughton.”  As a three year starter Zach managed the pitching staff to multiple playoff wins in each of the last 3 seasons.  Zach will attend ECU next year will tryout as a “walk on” to baseball team.

Zach will be the first of many to honor a great man, husband, father and player, Trey Cheek. Trey a 1990 Broughton graduate was a Raleigh native, a lawyer, a writer of fiction, a baseball player, a golfer and a friend to all who knew him. He was a baseball pitcher at Broughton and was later inducted into Broughton’s Hall of Fame. He was drafted by the New York Mets out of high school and was a pitcher for the UNC-Wilmington baseball team. He was an English major at UNC-W, received his masters in public administration from UNC-Chapel Hill and his Juris Doctor from the UNC School of Law.

Trey’s character and integrity will live on in men like Zach.

Here is Zach Pearce with Trey’s family Tricia Brantley (Sister), Caroline Cheek-Hill (wife), Alex Cheek (father), Preston Cheek (son) and Jackson Cheek (son)

Pictured above Tricia Brantley, Caroline Cheek-Hill, Morgan Pearce, Alex Cheek, Robert Pearce, Jackson Cheek, Preston Cheek, Zack Pearce, Michelle Pearce.

Congratulations to Zach and good luck next year at ECU.