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My68 WABM Birmingham :: Thursday Night Lights - Scholar Athlete of the Week

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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 Thursday Night Lights 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 9 - 10/24/13 - Montevallo @ Leeds

My68 WABM Birmingham :: Thursday Night Lights Football - Scholar Athlete - Shelby Musgrove Shelby Musgrove
Leeds High School

Congrats to Shelby Musgrove, our Leeds High School Jet Pep Scholar Athlete of the Week!
 
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Week 8 - 10/17/13 Alexandria @ Lincoln

My68 WABM Birmingham :: Thursday Night Lights Football - Scholar Athlete - Shelbi White Shelbi White
Lincoln High School

Congrats to Shelbi White, the Lincoln High School Jet Pep Scholar Athlete of the Week!  Shelbi has multiple state championships in Track and Field, and is also a valuable member of the Volleyball team.  Shes also kept her GPA high and has volunteered at the Boys and Girls Run for the past 5 years! 
 
My68 WABM Birmingham :: Thursday Night Lights Football - Scholar Athlete - Gabe Marshall Gabe Marshall
Alexandria High School

Congrats to Gabe Marshall, the Alexandria High School Jet Pep Scholar Athlete of the Week!  Gabe has been on the Varsity Football team for the past 4 years, and the Varsity basketball team for the past 3.  And this high achiever hasn't neglected the classroom either, as his 3.957 GPA attests.

Week 7b - 10/11/13 - Hillcrest @ Hoover

My68 WABM Birmingham :: Thursday Night Lights Football - Scholar Athlete - Riley Nix Riley Nix
Hillcrest High School

Congrats to Riley Nix, Hillcrest High School Jet Pep Scholar Athlete of the Week!  Riley has proven that you can combine athletics and academics and thrive at both.  By excelling on the field, achieving a 4.0831 GPA and being involved in his community, Nix is showing that his future is very bright indeed.
 
My68 WABM Birmingham :: Thursday Night Lights Football - Scholar Athlete - Chandler Coskery Chandler Coskery
Hoover High School

Congrats to Chandler Coskery, Hoover High School Jet Pep Scholar Athlete of the Week!  Chandler Coskery has been a three year varsity letterman and was a member of the 2012 State Football Champion Hoover Bucs.  Hes also a member of the Youth Leadership Counciland hell soon be taking his 4.0 GPA to Ole Miss.

Week 7a - 10/10/13 - Brookwood @ Wenonah

My68 WABM Birmingham :: Thursday Night Lights Football - Scholar Athlete - Nate Craft Nate Craft
Brookwood High School

Congrats to Nate Craft, Brookwood High School Jet Pep Scholar Athlete of the Week!  Nate Craft has been a starter on Brookwood's varsity Football team as kicker, punter, wide receiver and linebacker/safety.  Hes stayed active in his school as well, as President of the Beta Club and VP of the National Honor Society.
 
My68 WABM Birmingham :: Thursday Night Lights Football - Scholar Athlete - Marcus Williams Marcus Williams
Wenonah High School

Congrats to Marcus Williams, Wenonah High School Jet Pep Scholar Athlete of the Week!  Marcus 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, Williams is showing that his future is very bright indeed.

Week 6 - 10/4/13 Thompson @ Spain Park

My68 WABM Birmingham :: Thursday Night Lights Football - Scholar Athlete - Will Freeman Will Freeman
Spain Park High School

Congrats to Will Freeman of Spain Park High School, our Jet Pep Scholar Athlete of the Week!  Will has been a member of the Swim Team since 7th grade, winning multiple state titles and setting a new record in the 200 yard free.  But he hasn't neglected academics, as his 4.33 GPA attests.
 
My68 WABM Birmingham :: Thursday Night Lights Football - Scholar Athlete - Leighton Irvin Leighton Irvin
Thompson High School

Congrats to Thompson High School's Leighton Irvin, the Jet Pep Scholar Athlete of the Week!  He is a three year starter for the Varsity Football team, while volunteering at the Jimmy Hale Mission and helping teach kids at football camps.  And he hasn't neglected the classroom, taking two AP classes and keeping his GPA at an impressive 3.8.

 

Week 5, 9-26-13, Mortimer Jordan @ John Carroll

My68 WABM Birmingham :: Thursday Night Lights Football - Scholar Athlete - Mark Austin Merritt Mark Austin Merritt
Mortimer Jordan High School

Congrats to Mark Austin Merritt, our Mortimer Jordan High School Jet Pep Scholar Athlete of the Week!  He is a starter on the Varsity Basketball and Football teams, is active in the National Honor Society and Student Council,and currently serves as President of his Senior Class.

 
My68 WABM Birmingham :: Thursday Night Lights Football - Scholar Athlete - Jack Tighe Jack Tighe
John Carroll High School

Congrats to Jack Tighe, our John Carroll High School Jet Pep Scholar Athlete of the Week! Jack is a three year Varsity Letterman in Football, playing Wide Receiver and Safety.  Hes also volunteered for over 175 service hours at John Carroll and is currently taking a full academic load along with 2 AP and one Honors class.

Week 4 - Pelham @ Oak Mountain

My68 WABM Birmingham :: Thursday Night Lights Football - Scholar Athlete - Caitland Elyse Smith Caitland Elyse Smith
Pelham High School

Congrats to Pelham High School's Jet Pep Scholar Athlete of the Week, Caitland Elyse Smith!  Caitland is a Three-Time Track and Field All-American with many individual meet records and she's stayed active in her school and community with Peer Helpers and the National English Honor Society.
 
My68 WABM Birmingham :: Thursday Night Lights Football - Scholar Athlete - Hannah Beach Hannah Beach
Oak Mountain High School

Congrats to Oak Mountain High School's Jet Pep Scholar Athlete of the Week, Hannah Beach!   Hannah was a member of the Birmingham News All State Volleyball team, and has been a four year starter.  And she's stayed busy and active in the classroom and her community as well.

Week 3 - Cullman @ West Point

My68 WABM Birmingham :: Thursday Night Lights Football - Scholar Athlete - Madison Rusk Madison Rusk
West Point High School

Congratulations to our West Point High School Jet Pep Scholar Athlete of the Week: Madison Rusk!  Madison is All-Area and All County for her Basketball team, while staying active with her Church,volunteering with the Salvation Army, and participating in Beta Club and Mu Alpha Theta.

 
My68 WABM Birmingham :: Thursday Night Lights Football - Scholar Athlete - Clay Krout Clay Krout
Cullman High School

Congratulations to Clay Krout, the Cullman High School Jet Pep Scholar Athlete of the week! Clay has played baseball and football, all while taking multiple honors classes and staying active in his community.  His future plans include attending Vanderbilt University, and after that, Med School. 

Week #2 9/5/13 Thompson @ Chelsea

My68 WABM Birmingham :: Thursday Night Lights Football - Scholar Athlete - Dal Welch Dal Welch
Chelsea High School

The Chelsea High School Jet Pep Scholar Athlete of the Week is Dal Welch!  Dal is a valuable member of the track and cross country teams, with a 4.314 GPA.  He is also active in Habitat for Humanity and Operation Christmas Child.  He's leaning toward attending Auburn and majoring in Chemical Engineering.

 
My68 WABM Birmingham :: Thursday Night Lights Football - Scholar Athlete - Christian Jetzel Christian Jetzel
Thompson High School

Congrats to Christian Jetzel, Thompson High School Jet Pep Scholar Athlete of the Week!  He has played Tight End and Safety for his football team, while also running track. Hes also involved in the Key Club and National Honor Society, which is no surprise considering his 4.35 GPA.

Week #10 - 11/1/13 - Spain Park @ Oxford

My68 WABM Birmingham :: Thursday Night Lights Football - Scholar Athlete - Katey Skinner Katey Skinner
Oxford High School

Congrats to Katey Skinner, our Oxford High School Jet Pep Scholar Athlete of the Week!  Katey is a valuable member of the Varsity Basketball and Volleyball teams, and shes kept her GPA at an impressive 4.0.  Skinner will be attending Auburn next fall, working toward a Major in Business Management.
 
My68 WABM Birmingham :: Thursday Night Lights Football - Scholar Athlete - Carlie Nall Carlie Nall
Spain Park High School

Congrats to Carlie Nall, our Spain Park High School Jet Pep Scholar Athlete of the Week!  Carlie is a two year Varsity Letterman and has cheered for all four years at Spain Park.  Shes a member of the Key Club, and her future includes majoring in Special Ed. and getting a masters in Pre-occupational therapy.

Week #1 8/29/13 Hueytown @ Pell City

My68 WABM Birmingham :: Thursday Night Lights Football - Scholar Athlete - Casey Bishop Casey Bishop
Pell City High School

Casey Bishop is this week's Pell City High School Jet Pep Scholar Athlete of the Week. Casey has been a 3 year starter for the Pell City High School Football Team, while keeping his GPA at a perfect 4.0. He's been in the top 10 of his class academically since 8th grade, and has been involved in Habitat for Humanity and other important community service initiatives.
 
My68 WABM Birmingham :: Thursday Night Lights Football - Scholar Athlete - Grayson Wright Grayson Wright
Hueytown High School

Grayson Wright is this week's Hueytown High School Jet Pep Scholar Athlete of the Week.  Grayson is a 3 time Letterman for the football team, and has maintained a perfect GPA while staying active in the National Honor Society, the Beta Club, and the Boy Scouts.  His interest in Chemistry helped him decide on a future career as a Pharmacist.

Game Schedule

Date Time Teams Final Score
08/29 7:00PM Hueytown 6A @ Pell City 6A Pell City 14 - Hueytown 7
09/05 7:00PM Thompson 6A @ Chelsea 5A Thompson 25 - Chelsea 23
09/12 7:00PM Cullman 5A @ West Point 5A Cullman 35 - West Point 14
09/20 7:00PM Special Friday Edition: Pelham 6A @ Oak Mountain 6A Pelham 42 - Oak Mountain 41
09/26 7:00PM Mortimer Jordan 5A @ John Carroll 5A Mortimer Jordan 32 - John Carroll 14
10/04 7:00PM Special Friday Edition: Thompson @ Spain Park Spain Park 28 - Thompson 17
10/10 7:00PM Brookwood 5A @ Wenonah 5A Wenonah 37 - Brookwood 0
10/11 7:00PM Special Edition: Hillcrest 6A @ Hoover 6A Hoover 28 - Hillcrest 6
10/17 7:00PM Alexandria 4A @ Lincoln 4A Lincoln 28 - Alexandria 13
10/24 7:00PM Montevallo 3A @ Leeds 3A Montevallo 0 - Leeds 49
11/01 7:00PM Special Friday Finale: Spain Park 6A @ Oxford 6A Oxford 56 - Spain Park 49