Winn claims top scholarship honor

Published 12:00 am Friday, February 28, 2003

NATCHEZ &045; Make a plan in life and follow through with it, Delta State head coach Rick Rhoades told winners of the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame scholarship winners Thursday.

Rhoades was the keynote speaker during the Miss-Lou chapter’s annual banquet at The Eola Hotel in Natchez. The chapter awarded seven scholarships for service off an on the field with the top award going to Michael Winn of Natchez.

&uot;You are part of a great game,&uot; Rhoades said. &uot;Take that experience and turn it into positive things for your family, your children, your career and your business. This country is crying for people like you to lead the way. Let your life be a life of service.&uot;

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Winn won the highest award from the chapter, a $1,750 scholarship. Adam Pate of ACCS won second, a $1,250 scholarship, while Mark Carter of Cathedral won third, a $1,000 scholarship.

Other winners claimed a $750 scholarship &045; Bronson Rhodes of Huntington, Tyrrence Taylor of Ferriday, Marcus Archer of Trinity Episcopal and Daniel Martin of Vidalia.

&uot;Michael has a tremendous attitude,&uot; Natchez High head coach James Denson said. &uot;I think a lot of times our young people rely on ability instead of liability. Our attitude will carry us further than anything else we have. On the football field he carried a great deal of responsibility. He has a tremendous sense of direction.&uot;

Rhoades urged scholarship winners to make a plan for their lives and follow through with it and offered anecdotes of coaches who did just that &045; made a plan, followed through and was successful.