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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 #11 - Finale - 10/31/14

My68 WABM Birmingham :: Friday Night Rivals Football - Scholar Athlete - Alex Elam Alex Elam
Hoover High School

Congratulations to Alex Elam, our Hoover High School Jet Pep Scholar Athlete of the Week!  Alex has been a three year starter for the Bucs at slot receiver, while staying active as a tutor and Little League coach.  Hes also a member of the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta, and has kept his GPA at a more than impressive 4.013. 
 
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Week #10 - 10/24/14

My68 WABM Birmingham :: Friday Night Rivals Football - Scholar Athlete - Sterling Thompson Sterling Thompson
Chelesa High School

Congratulations to Sterling Thompson, our Chelsea High School Jet Pep Scholar Athlete of the Week!  Sterling has stayed active in multiple sports, including Cross Country, Track and Soccer.  And he hasn't neglected his studies at all, as his 4.40 GPA - and class ranking of #1 - attests.  The future is truly bright for Sterling Thompson!
 
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Week #9 - 10/17/14

My68 WABM Birmingham :: Friday Night Rivals Football - Scholar Athlete - Kyle Stuart Kyle Stuart
Northridge High School

Congratulations to Kyle Stuart, our Northridge High School Jet Pep Scholar Athlete of the Week!  Kyle has proven that you can combine athletics and academics and thrive at both.  By excelling on the field as well as the classroom, and being involved in his community, Kyle is showing that his future is very bright indeed.
 
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Week #8 - 10/10/14

My68 WABM Birmingham :: Friday Night Rivals Football - Scholar Athlete - Mary Kathryn Bonamy Mary Kathryn Bonamy
Spain Park High School

Congratulations to Mary Kathryn Bonamy, our Spain Park High School Jet Pep Scholar Athlete of the Week! Mary was named the Over the Mountain Female Athlete of the Year for her exploits on the Softball field.  Shes also a member of Mu Alpha Theta and the National Honor Society and plans to attend college at Notre Dame.
 
My68 WABM Birmingham :: Thursday Night Lights Football - Scholar Athlete - Kerry Ann D'Amico Kerry Ann D'Amico
Vestavia High School

Congratulations to Kerry Ann D'Amico, our Vestavia High School Jet Pep Scholar Athlete of the Week! Kerry has earned three Varsity Letters while keeping her GPA at an impressive 4.10.  Shes also active in the National Honor Society, the National Society of High School Scholars and Relay for Life.

Week #7 - 10/3/14

My68 WABM Birmingham :: Friday Night Rivals Football - Scholar Athlete - Zakez Jones Zakez Jones
Center Point High School

Congratulations to Zakez Jones, our Center Point High School Jet Pep Scholar Athlete of the Week! Zakez plays Linebacker and is a Defensive Captain for his football team. He also volunteers for the Boys and Girls Club and Erwin Elementary School.  And Jones hasnt neglected the classroom, as his 3.93 GPA attests.
 
My68 WABM Birmingham :: Thursday Night Lights Football - Scholar Athlete - Rickey Samuel Rickey Samuel
Clay-Chalkville High School

Congratulations to Rickey Samuel, our Clay-Chalkville High School Jet Pep Scholar Athlete of the Week!  Rickey is a starting linebacker for the varsity football squad, while serving as a youth leader at his church and volunteering at Clay Elementary.  Hes also a member of the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta.

Week #6 - 9/26/14

My68 WABM Birmingham :: Friday Night Rivals Football - Scholar Athlete - Caleb Foshee Caleb Foshee
Mortimer Jordan High School

Congratulations to Caleb Foshee, our Mortimer Jordan High School Jet Pep Scholar Athlete of the Week!  Caleb is a four year Letterman for the Varsity Football team, while staying active in his church and community.  He's also a member of the National Honor Society and serves as Senior class Secretary.  Foshee plans to attend UAB next fall.
 
My68 WABM Birmingham :: Thursday Night Lights Football - Scholar Athlete - Matthew Byers, Jr. Matthew Byers, Jr.
John Carroll High School

Congratulations to Matthew Byers, Jr., our John Carroll High School Jet Pep Scholar Athlete of the Week! Matthew is a tremendous student athlete at John Carroll.  He is a leader on and off the field.  His ability to maintain an impressive GPA, play three sports, be involved in multiple student organizations, and complete 75 hours of service for the community not only shows his dedication and hard work, but a desire to care for his fellow man as well.  All of those attributes combine to show forth Matthew's tremendous character.

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 Briarwood Christian 14 - Hueytown 7
09/26 7:00PM John Carroll at Mortimer Jordan Mortimer Jordan 45 - John Carroll 13
10/03 7:00PM Center Point at Clay-Chalkville Clay-Chalkville 49 - Center Point 6
10/10 7:00PM Spain Park at Vestavia Hills Game Canceled due to Wx/Lightning
10/17 7:00PM Northridge at Bessemer City Bessemer City 35 - Northridge 14
10/24 7:00PM Oxford at Chelsea Oxford 31 - Chelsea 21
10/31 7:00PM Friday Finale - Blackman at Hoover Hoover 35 - Blackman 20