Coastal Federal Credit Union along with WCMC-FM 99.9 The Fan and WDNC-AM 620 The Buzz kicked off the Scholar Athlete of the Month program for its 10th consecutive year this September. Each month during the school year, one winner will be selected from a pool of nominees who excel in both sports and academics. Winners will receive on-air recognition and a commemorative trophy. Additionally, Coastal will grant a $400 scholarship to each school in the student’s honor.
From September through May 2012, nominations will be accepted from high schools within WCMC-FM/WDNC-AM’s large broadcast area. Teachers, coaches and counselors can nominate a student by visiting www.ESPNtriangle.com and submitting an entry form for the student athlete of their choice. There is no cost to participate in this program.
In addition to the winners’ trophy and cash award for the school, two-minute vignette interviews with each scholar athlete will run on both sports stations during the month they are recognized. Biographies and pictures to honor winners will be posted at www.ESPNtriangle.com and www.coastal24.com
The Scholar Athlete of the Month program was launched in September 2002. Now in its tenth year, The Scholar Athlete of the Month program has awarded over $50,000 to area schools on behalf of the 162 students that have earned the award.
Thanks to 99.9 The Fan’s Luanne Lane for this capcom story.