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NFF Scholar-Athlete Luncheon
April 3 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Allstate Sugar Bowl Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of FameIn 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 nearly 400 student-athletes while distributing over $310,000 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 2017 Scholar-Athlete Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, April 3.
Thirty-five local high school football players were recognized for their achievements at the 2016 event. The honorees were chosen from a group of nominated 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 35 student athletes at the event. From that group of 35, six 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 six scholarship winners were Earnest Guidry (Fisher High School), Chase LeMaire (Fontainebleau High School), Joshua Sauviac (Jesuit High School), Jordan Scott (Thomas Jefferson High School), Jamie Sencial (Northlake Christian School) and Alex Siragusa (Chalmette High School). Stanley Cohn, 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.
In addition to the high school honorees, two local businessmen will be recognized for their contributions to the community and the sport of football.