The 20 high-school athlete finalists for the U.S. Army-Pro Football Hall of Fame Award for Excellence
were recognized throughout the spring with a formal ceremony at their schools. The program highlighted the achievements of student-athletes across the country.
The students were each presented a Finalist Plaque of Excellence by a Gold Jacket (living Hall of Famer) in front of their peers.
The Award for Excellence program, which is open to all sophomore, junior and senior level high school athletes in the United States, focuses on athletic achievement combined with excellence in academics and community engagement.
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“This is the third year of the program and for the first time ever, finalists will be honored in Canton during Enshrinement Weekend during which time the 2015 winner will be unveiled,” stated George Veras
, the Hall’s Executive Vice President, Chief Revenue Officer and Executive Producer. “Each of the 20 finalists exhibit and reflect the Hall of Fame’s values of commitment, integrity, courage, respect, and excellence. These same qualities will serve them well as they move forward.”
Below is the list of 2015 finalists and the Hall of Famers who presented them with a plaque.
||Reedsburg Area HS
||Chapel Hill HS
||Walnut Grove HS
||Ian & Sophia Poveda
||Palmetto Bay, FL
||St. Thomas More HS
||Rapid City, SD
||East Bladen HS
||New Brighton Area HS
||New Brighton, PA
||Benedictine Military School
||Los Angeles, CA
||River View HS
||Indian Valley HS
||Bartow High School
||Forest Hills HS
Each of U.S. Army-Pro Football Hall of Fame Award for Excellence finalists will be honored in Canton during the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend. The finalists and one guest will be hosted at a special luncheon on the afternoon of the Enshrinement on Saturday, Aug. 8 in the Hall of Fame’s Event Center. The 2015 Award for Excellence winner will be announced at the event.
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