Joe Schieffer exemplifies the meaning of “student athlete”. A four-year academic award winner in high school, member of the National Honor Society, and student body president, Joe’s leadership and work ethic were unmatched. On the football field, Joe was a two-year starter and first team all-conference player for Coach Dave Summy. In his junior season, he rushed for over 1000 yards on a team that finished with a 7-2 record and a berth in the 4A play-offs. His senior season, Joe led the 6th ranked Indians to an 8-1 record and another trip to the play-offs while rushing for over 1200 yards and earning second-team, all-state recognition. Joe capped off his senior season by being recognized as his teams’ MVP. After high school, Joe earned an appointment to attend the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. As a member of the AFA football team, Joe was a three-year letter winner and was selected as a team captain his senior year. Joe was honored by the team as being the recipient of the Brian Bullard Award which is the Air Force Academy’s highest award given to a player that displays 110% effort and total commitment to team. Along with his commitment to the Air Force Academy, Joe was heavily involved in the community’s Big Brother/Big Sister program. This involvement with children and community led to him being named Big Brother of the Year. Joe is currently living in Valdosta, Georgia, with his wife, Amanda, where he is a Contracting Officer at Moody Air Force Base.