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Rockwood Student-Athletes Honored at National Football Foundation St. Louis Awards Banquet

Rockwood Student-Athletes Honored at National Football Foundation St. Louis Awards Banquet

Student-Athletes from all four Rockwood School District high schools were honored at the 33rd annual National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame St. Louis/Tom Lombardo Chapter Awards Banquet, held May 5 at the Missouri Athletic Club in downtown St. Louis.

Eureka High’s Ryan Thornhill earned the chapter’s Jake Parent – Most Inspirational/Courageous Award, presented each year to individuals who have overcome adversity and are driven in their motivation and attitude. Thornhill plans to attend the US Naval Academy after graduating from Eureka.

Teammate Quinten Bennett and Rockwood Summit High’s Elijah Stevens were named to the chapter’s Elite Eleven Student-Athlete team, given to players who excelled in football performance, academic achievement and school leadership. Bennett and Stevens plan to continue their academic and athletic careers at Washington University in St. Louis and Truman State University, respectively.

Lafayette High’s Garrett Jackson and Marquette High’s Ryan Mitchell were also named to the chapter’s Big Red Top 25 team, honoring the area’s best players. Jackson and Mitchell plan to continue their academic and athletic careers at Iowa Western Community College and Missouri State University, respectively.

Congratulations to these outstanding Rockwood student-athletes!


Eureka: Quinten Bennett (Elite Eleven Student-Athlete) and Ryan Thornhill (Jake Parent – Most Inspirational/Courageous Award)

Two Rockwood student-athletes smile with their awards at a banquet.

Lafayette: Garrett Jackson, Big Red Top 25 Team

A Rockwood student-athlete smiles with his award at a banquet.

Marquette: Ryan Mitchell, Big Red Top 25 Team

A Rockwood student-athlete smiles with his award at a banquet.

Rockwood Summit: Elijah Stevens, Elite Eleven Student-Athlete

A Rockwood student-athlete smiles with his family at an awards banquet.

 

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