Rowzee uses teamwork on and off field

Published 12:00 am Sunday, February 20, 2000

Jeremy Rowzee learned about teamwork early, and not just on the football field.

&uot;I got to know a lot of people playing football and if I had a question about something in the classroom with anything, they would always help me,&uot; Rowzee said. &uot;I learned to depend on other people through football because I could ask my teammates anything and depend on them to help me out.&uot;

Actually, Rowzee does not need a lot of help in the classroom. He carries a 4.0 grade point average, making a score of 25 on his ACT.

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Rowzee, an all-district honorable mention selection at defensive back the last two years, is Vidalia High’s nominee for the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame Miss-Lou Chapter scholarship. The NFFHF banquet will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Eola Radisson.

&uot;I was surprised,&uot; Rowzee said of his nomination. &uot;But I’m very glad.&uot;

Rowzee, the son of Kathy and Mike Cook and the late Rex Rowzee, earned the acholastic Aaward for three years and the Coaches Award this past season. He was selected to the Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s Composite Academic All State Team as a defensive halfback.

&uot;I was always taught by my parents to know the importance of academics,&uot; Rowzee said. &uot;I never wanted to be one of those people who didn’t think education means anything. I know it leads to bigger things.&uot;

Rowzee has received scholastic awards in Math, Science, Social Studies, English, and Foreign Language. He is a member of the Beta Club and participated in the State Literary Rally the past four years. He was invited to attend the National Youth Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C.

Rowzee won the Woodmen of the World Award for Social Studies, The Presidential Award of Educational Excellence, The Who’s Who in Math Award, and was voted into the Vidalia High School Hall of Fame by his teachers.

He served on the Student Council, the annual staff, and was French Club president.

Rowzee served his community by working on projects through the French Club and Beta Club. He is a member of the First Baptist Church in Vidalia, where he has participated in many activities

Rowzee’s father, Rex, passed away from a heart attack in 1996.

&uot;That was tough, but I know I’m going to be with him one day,&uot; Jeremy said. &uot;It’s something you never get over.&uot;

Jeremy plans on taking up pre-med at LSU.

&uot;I’d like to go into anesthesiology,&uot; Rowzee said. &uot;I like helping people and I would like the money.&uot;