Local student named Bryant-Jordan state winner


A pair of Etowah County student-athletes were recognized at the 31st annual Bryant-Jordan Student Athlete Awards Banquet on Monday (Apr. 11) in Birmingham.

Hokes Bluff’s Emily Frederick and Glencoe’s Will Brown were two of one hundred and four high school regional senior honorees awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships. Frederick was selected as the 2016 Class 4A state winner in the Student Achievement division, while Brown was named the Class 3A District 6 winner in the Student Achievement division.

Each regional winner received $2,500 and each class winner an additional $3,000. The state winners also received an additional $3,000. More than $10 million has been distributed to student-athletes through the Bryant-Jordan Program since its inception in 1986.

The program, named in honor of the late coaches Paul “Bear” Bryant of Alabama and Ralph “Shug” Jordan of Auburn, recognized 52 regional scholar-athlete winners selected for their excellence in athletics and academics and 52 achievement winners chosen for their ability to overcome major obstacles during their high school careers. 

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