Fishhawk Wolfpack Announces Scholastic Results

Staff Report

The Fishhawk Wolfpack Football and Cheerleading Association recently announced its scholastic winners. At the national level, it had nine first team members, 55 second team members and 11 honorable mention scholars. These are students that are in grades five-nine. The 50th Annual National Banquet was held in Philadelphia over Memorial Day weekend. Representing the Fishhawk Wolfpack were the following scholar athletes: Nic Ballance, Kelen Denk, Austin Ely, Jacob Methany, Nicholas Methany, Alan Rose and Jacob Russo. At the local level, Rose was presented the $500 Disney Scholarship. At the national level, Rose was presented the $1,000 Active Network Scholarship and Russo was presented the $1,000 Kellogg Scholarship. Fishhawk Wolfpack Football and Cheerleading Association is part of the Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc. (PWLS). Registration Coordinator Mary Owens says, “PWLS is the only national youth sports organization in America that requires its participants to perform adequately in the classroom before permitting them to play. Pop Warner believes that the standards they have set give these children a sense of responsibility and an appreciation for academics and athletics that will help them develop later on in life.”Each year, the most academically accomplished Pop Warner kids compete for Academic All-American status. This process begins at the association level, up through each of the eight Pop Warner regions, to the national level. In 2009, more than 400,000 kids participated in Pop Warner. As their numbers once again reached record levels, 280-plus first team members, more than 5,000 second team members and 2,000-plus honorable mention scholars were named as Academic All-Americans at the national level for 2008-2009. The PWLS All-American Program requires a minimum 96 percent grade point average to apply for All-American status. After the applications have been processed, Pop Warner determines National First Team All-Americans (35 football, 35 cheer per grade), National Second Team All-Americans and National Honorable Mention Scholars. If interested in registration for the 2010 season, visit the Wolfpack website,, for registration forms, which include the 2010 Participant Contract and the Parental Consent Form 2010 Physical Fitness & Medical History Form. In addition, players will need to provide a birth certificate. For more information, please e-mail

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