WJBF Scholar Athletes honored at awards banquet


AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) — The 32 WJBF Scholar Athletes from the 2016-2017 school year were honored at the Legends Club in Augusta, Ga. on Thursday night.

Jefferson County grad and former NFL star Fernando Velasco was the guest speaker for the event.

Throughout the school year each student’s story aired on WJBF, but didn’t include some of the fun parts of the interviews.

The video is a compilation of each athlete’s response to the question, “If you could have dinner with anyone [dead or alive] who would it be and why?”

Congratulations to the 32 WJBF Scholar Athletes.

KymMya ThomasCross Creek High School
Nyle GroveAugusta Christian School
Jessica PowellAugusta Preparatory School
Elizabeth McKnightAcademy of Richmond County
Treshaun RidleyT.W. Josey High School
Connor SweeneyAquinas High School
Samantha NicholsSaluda High School
Ashlee ChinnStrom Thurmond High School
Beth WarnkenWardlaw Academy
Rod CulverFox Creek High School
Colin UlrichCurtis Baptist School
Jelani Watson-GayleWestminster Schools of Augusta
Josie ArmstrongHarlem High School
Dakota GergenThomson High School
William JohnsonBriarwood Academy
Destiny FavorsWashington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School
Mikayla WoodardLincoln County High School
Toniyah WidemanMcCormick High School
Elijah BrownWestside High School
Cydney DelleyEvans High School
Robert DrewGlenn Hills High School
Elizabeth MetressGrovetown high School
Whitney PaceGreenbrier High School
Karsten MesserLakeside High School
Emily MullnerNorth Augusta High School
Haylie FitteryMidland Valley High School
Frelicia TuckerAiken High School
Harold HiltonSouth Aiken High School
Cameron ShiffnerWagener-Salley High School
Mikayla DavisRidge Spring-Monetta High School
Emani MayoHephzibah High School
Grace CoalsonBurke County High School

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