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|NFFHF banquet Thursday|
Jeremy Washington of Vidalia High, Kendrick Harris of Ferriday High and Seth Swilley of Huntington School will be honored at the 27th Miss-Lou Chapter of the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame banquet to be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Natchez Eola Hotel.
Alcorn State head football coach Ernest Jones is the featured speaker.
Washington, the son of Ruth Washington and Lee Edward Scott, was named to the Principal's List for four years and attended literary rally for two years. He was voted Mr. Vidalia High and is a member of the Future Business Leaders of America, Student Council, PBS Leader, Beta Club for four years, French Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He had a 3.47 grade point average and scored a 21 on his ACT.
Harris, the son of Deborah Harris, is on the Principal's List and was selected Mr. Trojan and Vice-President of his senior class. He has perfect attendance and has a GPA of 2.70 and scored a 16 on his ACT.
Swilley is the son of Bo and Traci Swilley. He serves as President of the Beta Club and is a Student Council representative. He serves his community as South State Youth Representative, is a Community Chapel Church youth board member, Food Bank Volunteer, Soup Kitchen volunteer and has a 2.51 grade point average and scored a 24 on his ACT.
The banquet is held each year to give scholarships to seven area football players.
Mark Welch of Vidalia High became the first Concordia Parish football player to win the award in 2006, earning a $2,000 scholarship. Cathedral's Thomas Ballard won the top prize last year.
Others being honored are Lee Guedon of Adams County Christian School, Jesse Morrison of Cathedral, Parker Brumfield of Trinity and Kendell Logan of Natchez High.
Two popular sports enthusiasts from the Miss-Lou who died in a plane crash in Texas in December of 2006 will also be honored.
Former Concordia Parish School Board member Jerry Roberts was named as a recipient of the Contribution to Amateur Athletics Award, while Barr Brown will receive Distinguished American Award posthumously.
Junior high students being recognized are Dylan Knapp of Vidalia Junior High, Derius Jolla of Ferriday Junior High and Levi Brown of Huntington.
Also, Kent Yates of ACCS, Daniel Huffines of Cathedral and Kent King of Trinity.
Jones was a part of the 1994 SWAC championship team at Alcorn that was quarterbacked by Baltimore Raven signal-caller Steve McNair.
Junior high athletes being recognized are Jacari K. Williams of Ferriday Junior High, Dylan Knapp of Vidalia Junior High and Levi Brown of Huntington School.
The Miss-Lou Chapter holds a golf tournament each year with money raised going toward the scholarships.
Tickets can be obtained by calling (601) 442-5481 (Big Joe Oil), Scott Kimbrell at 442-1494, John Mark Williams at 336-5258 or Tony Byrne at 446-7175.
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