Honoring Midway High School's last girls' track state champion Jessica Autry.
A message reading: ‘Congratulations Jessica Autry – State Champ,’ sits on the Midway High School welcome sign in the summer of 2003 to honor the former Lady Raider star.
That year, Autry claimed first place in the girls’ 300-meter hurdles as part of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 1A Track and Field State Championships.
The junior earned gold with a time of 47.5 seconds, a full 1.4 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher. Autry returned to states as a senior, wrapping up her prep career with a runner-up finish.
The three-sport athlete was also a member of Midway’s 1A volleyball state championship runner-up team in 2002.