Jack Grinold/Eastern Massachusetts Chapter
National Football Foundation
2020 Scholar-Athletes Announced
Thirty-three high school senior football players representing 24 area schools have been named to the 2020 Scholar-Athlete Class of the Jack Grinold/Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the National Football Foundation.
The honorees are judged on academics, community service, extra curricular activities and football ability.
"I continue to be overwhelmed by the many achievements in competition, in the classroom and in the community of our scholar-athletes each and every year, and the Class of 2020 is no exception. They have each brought great distinction to their schools, families and communities,” said Chapter Executive Director Jim Seavey.
Due to the COVID -19 pandemic the annual banquet at which the honorees receive their awards has been cancelled.
"It was certainly a very difficult decision to cancel this year's Scholar-Athlete Banquet, but the health, safety and well-being of our honorees, their families, coaches and members of the Chapter's footprint are always our first and only concern," Seavey said. "Though we cannot honor them in person, we celebrate their many achievements as they prepare for the next step of their journeys."
"We look forward to gathering once again next May to celebrate our scholar-athletes and special award winners, and I am extending an invitation to this year's class to join us in 2021 following what I know will be a highly successful and memorable first year of college. I am extremely grateful to our board of directors, our generous corporate partners and the outstanding staff of the Boston Newton Marriott for their understanding, guidance and help during this difficult time for all of us."