HOF Honors 20 High-School Athlete Finalists

06/04/2015
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.

HOOAH to #PFHOF #Award4Excellence finalist Zach Ward as he is recognized by former Pittsburgh Steelers Jerome Bettis for his excellence both on and off the field.

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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.
 
Ceremony Date Finalist High School City, State HOF Presenter Related Links
3/25/2015 Austin Schyvinck Reedsburg Area HS Reedsburg, WI James Lofton Story>>>
4/21/2015 Daryl Mitchell Chapel Hill HS Douglasville, GA Chris Doleman Story>>>
4/22/2015 Jake Peevy Walnut Grove HS Loganville, GA Chris Doleman Story>>>
4/23/2015 Ian & Sophia Poveda Westminster Christian Palmetto Bay, FL Bob Griese Story>>>
4/28/2015 Lincoln Feist St. Thomas More HS Rapid City, SD Floyd Little Story>>>
4/29/2015 Abby Norris East Bladen HS Elizabethtown, NC Joe DeLamielleure Story>>>
4/29/2015 Tara McFadden New Brighton Area HS New Brighton, PA Andre Reed Story>>>
4/30/2015 Austin Bell Broughton HS Raleigh, NC Joe DeLamielleure Story>>>
5/7/2015 Johndre' Bowser Columbia HS Columbia, NC Bruce Matthews Story>>>
5/11/2015 Colter Eggemeyer Festus HS Festus, MO Aeneas Williams Story>>>
5/12/2015 Sanders Creech Benedictine Military School Savannah, GA Dwight Stephenson Story>>>
5/12/2015 Kelly Blake Loyola HS Los Angeles, CA Mike Haynes Story>>>
5/16/2015 Caroline Schultz Northeast HS Pasadena, MD Rod Woodson Story>>>
5/18/2015 Lydia Els River View HS Warsaw, OH Anthony Munoz Story>>>
5/19/2015 Will Love Indian Valley HS Gnadenhutten, OH Anthony Munoz  
5/27/2015 Taylor Peebles Eustace HS Eustace, TX Michael Irvin Story>>>
5/28/2015 Courtney Lamoureux Bartow High School Bartow, FL Dwight Stephenson  
5/28/2015 Courtney Cecere Forest Hills HS Sidman, PA Jerome Bettis  
5/29/2015 Zach Ward Hempfield HS Landisville, PA Jerome Bettis Story>>>
 
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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