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Scholar Athlete of the Week

Scholar AthleteEach week, local high school`s athletic directors, teachers, counselors and/or principals will select one high school athlete to be the Jet Pep Scholar Athlete of the Week. The selected student will be recognized on air during halftime of a Friday Night Rivals game broadcast. All Jet Pep Scholar Athletes selected will have a chance of winning a $5,000 scholarship courtesy of Jet Pep to the college or university he/she plans to attend.

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This Year's Scholar Athletes

Week #5 - 9/19/14

My68 WABM Birmingham :: Friday Night Rivals Football - Scholar Athlete - R. J. Jennings R. J. Jennings
Briarwood Christian High School

Congratulations to R. J. Jennings, our Briarwood Christian High School Jet Pep Scholar Athlete of the Week!  R.J. has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that you can mix athletics and academics and thrive at both.  And as evidenced by his 4.54 GPA, his future is very bright indeed!
 
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Week #4 - 9/12/14

My68 WABM Birmingham :: Friday Night Rivals Football - Scholar Athlete - Jake Colburn Jake Colburn
Tuscaloosa County High School

Congratulations to Jake Colburn, our Tuscaloosa County High School Jet Pep Scholar Athlete of the Week!  Jake is a valued member of both the Varsity Football and Baseball teams, while staying active with Christ Harbor Methodist Church.  Hes also the President of Mu Alpha Theta and a member of the National Honor Society.
 
My68 WABM Birmingham :: Thursday Night Lights Football - Scholar Athlete - Patrick Martin Patrick Martin
Spain Park High School

Congrats to Patrick Martin, our Spain Park Jet-Pep Scholar-Athlete of the Week!  Patrick is a 4 year varsity Letterman for the Jaguar golf team and member of three state championship teams.  He has committed to Vanderbilt.  Patrick founded and now chairs the Harvey Martin Memorial Classic Golf Tournament, which raises funds for Cancer research.  Since 2010, Patrick and his tournament have raised over $35,000.  The late Mr. Martin was Patricks grandfather.  Patrick is also a two year Finley Character Award winner.

Week #3 - 9/5/14

My68 WABM Birmingham :: Friday Night Rivals Football - Scholar Athlete - Diego Sialer Diego Sialer
Hoover High School

Congratulations to Diego Sialer, our Hoover High School Jet Pep Scholar Athlete of the Week!  Diego is a two-time 6A State Football Champion.  He's also worked with Habitat for Humanity and is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, and Mu Alpha Theta, while keeping his GPA at an incredible 4.50.
 
My68 WABM Birmingham :: Thursday Night Lights Football - Scholar Athlete - Wilkerson Anthony Wilkerson Anthony
Mountain Brook High School

Congratulations to Wilkerson Anthony, our Mountain Brook High School Jet Pep Scholar Athlete of the Week!  Anthony is a starting wide receiver for the Varsity Football team.  Hes also volunteered with Church of the Advent and Habitat for Humanity, while keeping his GPA at an impressive 4.5 and scoring 34 on the ACT. 

Week #2 - 8/29/14

My68 WABM Birmingham :: Friday Night Rivals Football - Scholar Athlete - Spencer Wilson Spencer Wilson
Pelham High School

Congratulations to Spencer Wilson, our Pelham High School Jet Pep Scholar Athlete of the Week!  Spencer was awarded Most Outstanding Lineman & named All-Shelby County for his feats on the football field.  He's also worked with the YMCA, is a member of the National English Honor Society & Mu Alpha Theta, with a 3.92 GPA.
 
My68 WABM Birmingham :: Thursday Night Lights Football - Scholar Athlete - David Buckelew David Buckelew
Thompson High School

CONGRATS to David Buckelew - our Thompson High School Jet Pep Scholar Athlete of the week!  David averaged 40 yards per punt last year for his team.  He also takes 3 AP classes & has a 4.1 GPA.  David also works at youth soccer camps for Alabaster City Parks!

Week #1 - 8/22/14

My68 WABM Birmingham :: Friday Night Rivals Football - Scholar Athlete - Jonathan Michael Sargent Jonathan Michael Sargent
Walker High School

Congrats to Jonathan Michael Sargent of Walker High School, our Jet Pep Scholar Athlete of the Week!  He's a three year starter at Offensive Tackle for the Vikings and has been lineman of the week five times.  He is active in the youth group of his church and served as a mentor to elementary school children.  But he hasn't neglected his studies, as his 4.43 GPA attests.
 
My68 WABM Birmingham :: Thursday Night Lights Football - Scholar Athlete - Bennett Fisher Bennett Fisher
Pell City High School

Congratulations to Bennett Fisher, our Pell City High School Jet Pep Scholar Athlete of the Week!  Bennett has been a valuable member of both the varsity football and soccer teams, while staying active as a youth member of his church.  Hes also worked with Habitat for Humanity and volunteered for youth football camps, and kept his GPA at an impressive 4.0.

Game Schedule

Date Time Teams Final Score
08/22 7:00PM Walker at Pell City Pell City 17 - Walker 14
08/29 7:00PM Thompson at Pelham Pelham 23 - Thompson 19
09/05 7:00PM Mountain Brook at Hoover Hoover 12 - Mountain Brook 0
09/12 7:00PM Spain Park at Tuscaloosa County Tuscaloosa County 26 - Spain Park 7
09/19 7:00PM Hueytown at Briarwood Christian
09/26 7:00PM John Carroll at Mortimer Jordan
10/03 7:00PM Center Point at Clay-Chalkville
10/10 7:00PM Spain Park at Vestavia Hills
10/17 7:00PM Northridge at Bessemer City
10/24 7:00PM Oxford at Chelsea
10/31 7:00PM Friday Finale - Blackman at Hoover