Varsity lettered in Soccer, Track and Cross Country.
Justin received numerous awards and honors and most notably was
named Hornet of the Year his senior year. His athletic ability is
best illustrated by the fact that more than a decade following his
graduation he still maintains the school track record in the 1600
Meter Run with a time of 4 minutes and 25.8 seconds. What makes this
record exceptional is the fact that Justin was involved in a life
changing accident that left him impaired with seizures that he was
unable to predict. These limitations would have precluded an average
individual from participating in the demands of most sporting events.
But Justin was no ordinary individual. He overcame these limitations
and went on to not only set records but was also able to participate
in a variety of sports.
His passion for running helped him overcome his adversity and he
not only excelled at running but was considered to be a team player
and always encouraged his fellow students to overcome their limitations
and strive to be the best that they could be. He was a true example
of sportsmanship and character both on and off the field.
The fact that Justin donated his time to coaching younger players
demonstrates his commitment to giving back to his community. His
coaching taught the players more than just the game of basketball
it also taught them about the importance of being responsible and
dependable and the rare skill of never giving up and doing the very
best you can do.
Justin made a significant contribution to not only sports but to
the quality of being a giving and contributing citizen of the community.
He was a role model and inspiration to many coming of age in high
school and meeting the challenges that one faces as they transition
from a teenager to an adult.
Justin’s accomplishments has outlived his short but significant
life and he lives on through the Justin Brittain Memorial Scholarship
Fund. Each year the fund provides students with scholarships for
athletic and artistic achievement at Monroe Elementary and High School.
These funds are used to expand the learning opportunities of students.
Through this fund Justin’s life and accomplishments live
on in the hopes and dreams of students each year.