The Eugene Corrigan-Bradley Faircloth Triad Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, celebrating its 30th anniversary, honored 29 Triad area football high school scholar-athletes this year.
Each scholar-athlete will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship to use toward the tuition at the college of their choice.
The top award winner—Jackson Stokes of Eastern Alamance High School—will receive a scholarship in memory of legendary Bradley Faircloth, former Associate Commissioner and Supervisor of Football Officials of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Stokes will be attending Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, where he will be a member of the football team.
The Bradley Faircloth Award is given in honor of the late Associate Commissioner of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Faircloth is one of the founders and namesakes of the Corrigan-Faircloth Triad Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. Faircloth was a long-time resident of Greensboro who served as a collegiate football official and supervisor of officials for 40 years. This award is presented to the top-ranked scholar-athlete among the 2019 Corrigan-Faircloth scholarship receipients.
An additional top award, given in memory Rich Brenner, the former Sports Anchor with Fox 8 TV, is presented to honor school and community service, and this year is given to John Jackson III, of Atkins High School in Winston-Salem.
The scholarship recipients are chosen by their high schools in Alamance, Forsyth and Guilford counties for their excellence in the classroom, in the community and on the football field. Including this year, its 30th year of existence, the Corrigan-Faircloth Chapter has raised and distributed $759,000 to 750 worthy high school football student-athletes.
Even though the banquet and awards program were canceled for the second consecutive year, the Chapter is still making the scholarship awards.
The Chapter, affiliated with the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, is named for former ACC Commissioner Gene Corrigan and former ACC Associate Commissioner Bradley Faircloth.
The Corrigan-Faircloth Chapter annual banquet, which was scheduled for April 26, has been canceled for the second consecutive year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.