The Scholar-Athlete Award only goes to worthy senior football players who demonstrate outstanding football ability and performance, outstanding academic application and achievement, and outstanding school leadership.
By Joseph Orlando
The award I received is the Scholar Athlete of the Year Award for central Massachusetts football and my induction into the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. I was awarded this by the National Football Foundation’s Joe Mewhiney Central Massachusetts chapter. This chapter has been around for over 20 years and honors the top scholar-athletes as well as notable coaches and individuals who have served the game of football throughout the community.
The National Football Foundation is a national organization and has 120 different chapters existing in 48 states. I was chosen as well as five other players from Central Massachusetts football to receive this award. They look at players in Central Mass and determine the ones who had the greatest accomplishments both on the field and in the classroom. With my induction into the Joe Mewhiney Chapter, my name will be displayed in the College Football Hall of Fame for the Joe Mewhiney chapter. By winning this award, I will be attending an induction brunch on May 3rd and will be receiving a scholarship of an unknown amount as well as a trophy for my achievement.