CHAPEL HILL — Nery Gonzalez-Garcia, a two-sport star at St. Stephens High, has been awarded a Willie Bradshaw Endowed Scholarship by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA).
A Bradshaw honoree gets $750 of scholarship support. The selections are chosen from a group of 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.
Gonzalez-Garcia is a senior at St. Stephens and plays soccer and is on the Indians’ track and field teams. She has served as a co-captain in soccer and ranks in the top 10 in school history in the 200-meter dash.
She is a member of the Beta Club, Key Club, marching band and does volunteer work in the community with the Eastern Catawba Christian Ministries, soup kitchens, homeless relief ministry and in area elementary schools.
“The borders I overcame, and my parents, taught me resilience is my greatest weapon, one which I can use both in my career inside the laboratory and in my personal life,” Gonzalez-Garcia said in an NCHSAA press release.