Greenbrier High School senior Creswell Curtis was recognized last month in Atlanta at the seventh annual Scholar Athlete Awards Program presented by the Greater Atlanta Chapter of the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame.
Curtis was one of 40 high school scholar-athletes from Georgia who were honored for academic achievements, civic involvement and on-the-field exploits.
This year's program sponsors were Georgia Power, Gallagher Electric and Engineering Company and the Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation. Each winner, from every region of the state, received a $1,000 scholarship.
The Georgia High School Athletic Association mails scholarship nomination forms to its member schools - approximately 350 of them statewide - in 40 regions. Every high school can nominate one or more players, and each region office selects two winners and passes those names on to the GHSA.
A selection panel made up of a sponsor representative, a GHSA representative, a Georgia Athletic Coaches Association representative and several other at-large representatives from a variety of professions select one winner from each region.
Scholarship winners are selected on a combination of their football ability, scholarship and civic involvement.
Curtis excelled in each category - he played linebacker for the Greenbrier football team, and was one of the Wolfpack's co-captains last season. He maintains a 4.0 Grade Point Average, is ranked 12th in the senior class, and posted a 1,390 on the SAT.
Also, Curtis has earned a number of academic awards and honors at Greenbrier, participates in many extracurricular activities, devotes time to community service and takes an active leadership role at his high school.
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