Each year the Vermont State Athletic Directors Association (VSADA), in coordination with the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA), awards ten scholarships to five male and five female senior student-athletes in Vermont. These scholarships “recognize the distinguished scholastic, leadership and sportsmanship attributes of high school student-athletes, and the importance of high school athletics in each student’s life” (NIAAA, 2021).
We are extremely proud to announce that BFA Fairfax Seniors Abigail Sweet and Jarrett Sweet have not only been selected as two of this year’s NIAAA and VSADA scholarship winners, but have also been named the top male and female recipients for the State of Vermont.
Abigail and Jarrett’s applications will be forwarded to a regional selection committee where they will be evaluated among the state winners from the Northeast region, and ultimately among the top recipients from each of the 50 states to determine the 2021 National winners.
In addition to their academic accolades and athletic talents, the scholarship committee took note of the extraordinary commitment to student leadership organizations and service initiatives demonstrated by both Jarrett and Abigail.
As part of the application process, both Abigail and Jarrett wrote essays on the impact of high school athletics on their lives.
“High School athletics has given me a platform to find the greatest qualities in myself that I want to see projected into the world.” –Abigail Sweet
“The impact that sports have had on my life is irreversible.” –Jarrett Sweet
BFA Fairfax is extremely proud of Abigail and Jarrett, and we congratulate them on this well-deserved award and honor. We will all be rooting for them in the next stage of the NIAAA Student-Athlete Scholarship process!