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NFF Scholar-Athlete Luncheon
April 9, 2014 @ 12:00 am
In January of 2000, the Sugar Bowl Committee took over the title sponsorship of the New Orleans Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame. Included in the Bowl’s sponsorship of the chapter is the administration of an annual awards banquet held each spring to honor deserving high school football scholar athletes from the metropolitan area. Since 2000, the Sugar Bowl has recognized over 350 student-athletes while distributing over $250,000 in scholarship money. Sugar Bowl Member Archie Manning is the national chairman of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. To become a member of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, please click here.
The 2016 Scholar-Athlete Luncheon will be held on Monday, April 11.
Thirty-three local high school football players were recognized for their achievements in the classroom and on the football field at the 2015 Scholar-Athlete Luncheon. The honorees were chosen from a nominated group of talented scholar athletes from the New Orleans area. Archie Manning, the national chairman of the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame, recognized each of the 33 student athletes at the event. From that group of 33, five were selected to receive Allstate Sugar Bowl Scholarships for $10,000 each. The scholarship winners were chosen based on essays submitted after being notified of their selection as scholar-athletes.
The five scholarship winners were Matt Adams (Fisher High School), Miguel Hewitt Black (Northlake Christian), Isaiah Carter (Covington High School), Montana Giordano (Holy Cross) and William Kenyon (St. Paul’s). Carey Wicker, the President of the Sugar Bowl Committee, recapped their accomplishments and referenced their winning essays prior to presenting each scholarship winner with a commemorative check.