The Al Lucas Memorial Scholarship was awarded to seven student athletes from Bibb County High Schools. The scholarship is in memory of Al Lucas, who was a scholar athlete at Northeast High, before going to Troy University and then to the Carolina Panthers. He died while playing in an arena football league game for the Los Angeles Avengers in 2005.
Two student athletes from Northeast high, and one each from Howard, Rutland, Central, Southwest and Westside are seven of 70 recipients who have been awarded $70,000 over the years. William Finkelstein from Central High says he is shocked to earn the scholarship.
"You can see me, I'm not your typical looking athlete, but I feel like that's more of the reason I stand out. My approach to athletics involves a lot of teamwork and encouragement," says Finkelstein.
The seven scholarship recipients are:
Jarodney Roberts- Northeast High
Shan'Tricia Vinson- Northeast High
Will Finkelstein- Central High
Celia Dann- Howard High
TyAsia Grayer- Rutland High
Shakenya Peters- Southwest High
Donterious Copeland- Westside High