National Football Foundation awards ceremony set for Wednesday

30 high school seniors nominated for scholarships at banquet

VANCOUVER — More than two dozen local high school football players have been nominated for scholarships that will be awarded Wednesday night at Hudson’s Bay High School.

The 26th annual National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Awards Ceremony will start at 7 p.m.

The athletes have been nominated by their coaches for not only their athletic skills but also for achievement in academics, school leadership, and community citizenship, according to a release from the Clark County chapter of the NFF.

The local chapter was established in 1992 and has granted more than $325,000 in scholarships.

General admission tickets are $15 and can be purchased at:
https://nff-swwa-scholar-athlete-night2017.eventbrite.com

Nominated athletes by school are:

Battle Ground: Noah Barr and Aksel Fridriksson

Camas: Taylor Adams and Kyle Allen

Columbia River: Nathan Kunz and Jonah Leavitt

Columbia White Salmon: William Gross

Evergreen: Conner Ball and Nicholas Rossmeisl

Heritage: Robert Meadors and Michael Talas

Heritage quarterback Michael Talas (10) is one of 30 area high school football players to be nominated for scholarships from the National Football Foundation. Photo by Mike Schultz
Heritage quarterback Michael Talas (10) is one of 30 area high school football players to be nominated for scholarships from the National Football Foundation. Photo by Mike Schultz

Hockinson: Jacob Beslanowitch and Kyle Brabec

Hudson’s Bay: Myles Artis and Quadrese Teague

King’s Way Christian: Coby Burns and Chandler Wann

La Center: Jack Hiller and Jackson Leslie

 

La Center tight end Jackson Leslie (5) is one of 30 area high school football players who were nominated for a scholarship from the National Football Foundation. Photo by Mike Schultz
La Center tight end Jackson Leslie (5) is one of 30 area high school football players who were nominated for a scholarship from the National Football Foundation. Photo by Mike Schultz

 

Mountain View: Mitchell Delmage and Zeek Fromel

Skyview: Michael Lundgren and Max Rose

Stevenson: Skyler Bernt

Union: Riley Miller and Aiden Nellor

Washougal: Kade Coons and Ian Harris

Woodland: Jacob Flanagan and Wyatt Harsh

Woodland quarterback Wyatt Harsh (2) is one of two Beavers to be nominated for a scholarship from the National Football Foundation. Photo by Mike Schultz
Woodland quarterback Wyatt Harsh (2) is one of two Beavers to be nominated for a scholarship from the National Football Foundation. Photo by Mike Schultz
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Paul Valencia joins ClarkCountyToday.com after more than two decades of newspaper experience. He became the face of high school sports coverage in Clark County during his 17 years at The Columbian. Before moving to Vancouver, Paul worked at Oregon daily newspapers in Pendleton, Roseburg, and Salem. A graduate of David Douglas High School in Portland, Paul enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving three years as a soldier/journalist. He and his wife Jenny recently celebrated their 20th anniversary. They have a son who has a passion for karate and Minecraft. Paul’s hobbies include: Watching the Raiders play football, reading about the Raiders playing football, and waiting to watch and read about the Raiders playing football.

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