NCHSAA AWARDS: Female athletes from Bandys, Freedom win Bradshaw regional scholarships

Published Friday, April 26th, 2019

CHAPEL HILL – Danielle Brown of Bandys and Sierra Davenport of Freedom are among 16 regional winners of Willie Bradshaw Endowed Scholarships from the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA).

They each will receive $750 in scholarship money and be eligible to for a $1,000 scholarship that goes to one male and one female athletic in the state.

The state winners will be announced Thursday as the NCHSAA’s annual meeting at the Dean E. Smith Center.

Brown has maintained a 3.6 unweighted GPA while participating on the cheerleading team and in track and field at Bandys. She plans to study biology in college.

Davenport has maintained a 3.8 unweighted GPA while playing basketball and volleyball at Freedom. She is a National Honor Society member and is interested in furthering her knowledge of rehabilitation services.

The regional and state awards are given annually to outstanding Black African American, Native American, Alaska Native, Asian American, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, or Hispanic American student-athletes participating on a sanctioned varsity team at an NCHSAA member school.

The late Bradshaw, a Durham native was the first African American city or county athletic director in the state when he took that position in the Durham City Schools. He retired in 1992 and was inducted into the NCHSAA Hall of Fame in 1995 and the National High School Hall of Fame in 2010.

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