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Maeson Leonard and Madison Metcalf of Central Jr. High have been selected as 2017 recipients of the Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation (BBYF) scholarship. The scholarship application includes extensive information about their academic achievements, extracurricular and athletic activities, and community involvement from 6th through 8th grade. Students are also required to write an essay on their favorite role model. Each participating school then nominates the two most worthy applicants for consideration by the BBYF. On average, a total of 225 applications are collected from school counselors and English teachers for consideration each year.
Bobby Bragan, former major league baseball player, manager, and coach, established the BBYF in 1991 as an effort to encourage children to stay in school and pursue their educational and career dreams. The foundation recognizes outstanding eighth grade students each year by awarding the promise of a college scholarship to selected students who have competed in its annual scholarship competition. By focusing attention on the availability of aid for merit at the middle school level BBYF hopes to inspire students to plan for higher education, dedicate themselves to work hard to reach that goal, and push them to seek out additional aid at an earlier stage in their lives.View the announcement on the BBYF website...