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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 Week #10 Bessemer City @ Spain Park

My68 WABM Birmingham :: Friday Night Rivals Football - Scholar Athlete - Sarah Sims McGrath Sarah Sims McGrath
Spain Park High School

Congratulations to Sarah Sims McGrath, our Spain Park High School Jet
Pep Scholar Athlete of the Week!  Sarah holds a 4.26 GPA and is in the
top 5% of her class. She is all metro Girl’s Cross Country and the 5K
record  holder for Spain Park. She is a member of the National Honor
Society, Mu Alpha Theta, National Latin Honor Society, SPHS
Ambassador, SPHS Honor Council, National Debate Society, Relay For
Life Chairperson for SPHS, and a Birmingham Hospitality Network
Volunteer.
 
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Week Week #9 Gardendale @ Clay-Chalkville

My68 WABM Birmingham :: Friday Night Rivals Football - Scholar Athlete - John Michael Burrow John Michael Burrow
Gardendale High School

Congratulations to John Michael Burrow, our Gardendale High School Jet Pep Scholar Athlete of the week!  John is the Senior captain and a two year starter at Defensive End. With a 4.0 GPA and in the top 20 of his class, he is a Student Council member, National Honor Society member and Captain of the basketball team. He is very involved in youth group with his church and community service.
 
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Week Week #8 Hoover @ Vestavia Hills

My68 WABM Birmingham :: Friday Night Rivals Football - Scholar Athlete - Garrett Sager Garrett Sager
Hoover High School

Congratulations to Garrett Sager, our Hoover High School Jet Pep Scholar Athlete of the week!  Garrett holds an impressive 4.17 GPA and is ranked in the top 5% of his class. Playing right and left guard, he has lettered in Hoover Bucs football for 4 years. He is a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honor Society) and the Spanish Honor Society. Garrett also excels in art, community involvement, and serves on the leadership team for Hunter Street Baptist Church.
 
MY68 WABM Birmingham :: Friday Night Rivals Football - Scholar Athlete - Alex Robin Alex Robin
Vestavia Hills High School

Congratulations to Alex Robin, our Vestavia Hills Jet Pep Scholar Athlete of the Week!  Alex holds a 4.5 GPA and has been a member of 1st Team All State, 1st Team All Metro and Over The Mountain Team. His community involvement includes volunteering at shelters to assist the homeless. Alex has committed to playing defensive tackle at Columbia University and plans to study Economics.

Week Week #7 Dadeville @ Leeds

My68 WABM Birmingham :: Friday Night Rivals Football - Scholar Athlete - Michael Rankins Michael Rankins
Leeds High School

Congratulations to Michael Rankins, our Leeds High School Jet Pep Scholar Athlete of the week! Michael holds a 4.32 GPA. He is a linebacker and defensive tackle and has been named a two time All-Metro and two time All-State player. He is the President of his Senior class and Student Government President. Michael is a member of the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce Diplomats, participates in Youth Tutoring at the Leeds Jane Culbreth Library and works with the Leeds Youth Football Camp. His career goal is to become a Cardiologist and plans to study pre-med Biochemistry with a minor in business.
 
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Week Week # 6 Alexandria @ Mortimer Jordan

My68 WABM Birmingham :: Friday Night Rivals Football - Scholar Athlete - Jacob Wade Jacob Wade
Alexandria High School

Congratulations to Alexandria High School’s Jacob Wade, our Jet Pep Scholar Athlete of the Week!  Jacob has been a member of Principal’s Club for 6 years and The National Honor Society for 4 years. He is a 4 year letterman for varsity football and this year’s team captain. Last July he enlisted in the United States Marines and looks forward to serving his country.
 
MY68 WABM Birmingham :: Friday Night Rivals Football - Scholar Athlete - Jenna McCurry Jenna McCurry
Mortimer Jordan High School

Congratulations to Jenna McCurry, our Mortimer Jordan High School Jet Pep Scholar Athlete of the week! Jenna holds a 4.29 GPA and is 4th in her class of 194 students. She strives for all A’s every semester.  She has played volleyball for six years and participated in the 2014 Tornado Disaster Relief, the Miracle League & Jeff Skinner Golf Tournament. She is very active in  her church, Kimberly United Methodist, where she has numerous opportunities to serve and help the community.

Week Week # 5 Pinson Valley @ McAdory

My68 WABM Birmingham :: Friday Night Rivals Football - Scholar Athlete - Matthew Adkins Matthew Adkins
McAdory High School

Congratulations to Matthew Adkins, our McAdory High School Jet Pep Scholar Athlete of the week!  With plans to attend West Alabama University and a solid 4.0 GPA, he is also a starting offensive lineman, member of the baseball team, Mu Alpha Theta, and the National Honor Society. He is already well on his way to accomplishing his plan of becoming a Physical Therapist with early college work at the University of Alabama Tuscaloosa underway.
 
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Week Week # 4 Briarwood Christian @ Hueytown

My68 WABM Birmingham :: Friday Night Rivals Football - Scholar Athlete - Nicholas McClinton Nicholas McClinton
Hueytown High School

Congratulations to Nicholas McClinton, our Hueytown High School Jet Pep Scholar Athlete of the week! Nicholas is a two year varsity letterman with a Top Ten GPA three years running. Holding a 3.73 GPA, He excels on and off the field as a member of Youth Leadership Forum of Birmingham, Beta Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Ignite Student Ministries, Crossroad Baptist Church Music Ministry Technical Team, and numerous other local mission projects and community activities.
 
MY68 WABM Birmingham :: Friday Night Rivals Football - Scholar Athlete - RJ Jennings RJ Jennings
Briarwood Christian High School

Congratulations to RJ Jennings, our Briarwood Christian High School Jet Pep Scholar Athlete of the week!  With an impressive 4.6 GPA, RJ is a defensive end and middle linebacker three year varsity starter and varsity basketball center. He has been a member of the student government for four years and is currently serving as SGA President. He is in the honors program, a member of the math team and is in the top 15% of his graduating class.

Week #3 Tuscaloosa Co. @ Spain Park

My68 WABM Birmingham :: Friday Night Rivals Football - Scholar Athlete - Jameson Floyd Jameson Floyd
Spain Park High School

Congratulations to Jameson Floyd, our Spain Park High School Jet Pep
Scholar Athlete of the week! Jameson plays guard on the varsity basketball team and serves as President of the student government association. With a 4.23 GPA, he’s a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and has earned the President’s Award for Volunteer Service. He attended the Summer Leaders Experience at the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, is a member of Boy Scout Troup 119 and attends Westminster Presbyterian Church.
 
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Week #2 Hoover at Mountain Brook

My68 WABM Birmingham :: Friday Night Rivals Football - Scholar Athlete - Nick Eldridge Nick Eldridge
Hoover High School

Congratulations to Nick Eldridge, our Hoover High School Jet Pep
Scholar Athlete of the week. Holding an impressive 3.9 grade point average, Hoover High School’s Nick Eldridge is a third year varsity football starter, and ranked in the top 15% of his graduating class.  With seven offers, Nick is definitely one to watch this season with the Hoover Bucs and beyond as he embarks on his college career!
 
MY68 WABM Birmingham :: Friday Night Rivals Football - Scholar Athlete - Rix Curtis Rix Curtis
Mountain Brook High School

Congratulations to Rix Curtis, our Mountain Brook High School Jet Pep Scholar Athlete of the week.  With a 4.0 GPA and a commitment to Auburn University, Mountain Brook’s Rix Curtis is a 2 year varsity starting center, and 3 time Tip of the Spear Award winner. He doesn’t stop with athletic and academic excellence, he also excels in music, youth ministries and community service.

Week #1 Vestavia @ Homewood

My68 WABM Birmingham :: Friday Night Rivals Football - Scholar Athlete - Helen Hall Helen Hall
Homewood High School

Congratulations to Helen Hall, our Homewood High School Jet Pep Scholar Athlete of the week! With a 3.97 GPA, Helen has been selected as an All American Cheerleader for three years. She is a 2015 Birmingham Belle, Beta Club member and enjoys taking mission trips to Nicaragua. She plans to pursue a career in occupational therapy.
 
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Game Schedule

Date Time Teams Final Score
08/28 7:00PM FNR Game #1 Vestavia @ Homewood Vestavia 41 - Homewood 7
09/04 7:00PM FNR Game #2 Hoover @ Mountain Brook Hoover 21 - Mountain Brook 14
09/11 7:00PM FNR Game #3 Tuscaloosa County @ Spain Park Spain Park 24 - Tuscaloosa Co. 0
09/18 7:00PM FNR Game #4 Briarwood Christian @ Hueytown Briarwood 13 - Hueytown 10
09/25 7:00PM FNR Game #5 Pinson Valley @ McAdory Pinson Valley 24 - McAdory 21
10/02 7:00PM FNR Game #6 Alexandria @ Mortimer Jordan Alexandria 39 - Mortimer Jordan 36
10/09 7:00PM FNR Game #7 Dadeville @ Leeds Leeds 59 - Dadeville 0
10/16 7:00PM FNR Game #8 Hoover @ Vestavia Hills Vestavia 20 - Hoover 13
10/23 7:00PM FNR Game #9 Gardendale @ Clay-Chalkville Clay-Chalkville 52 - Gardendale 27
10/30 7:00PM FNR Game #10 Bessemer City @ Spain Park. Spain Park 24 - Bessemer City 6