Little Scholars deadline is Today
October 5, 2009
Starting this week Little Scholars director Nicole Harris will meet with all Team parents to evaluate all football/cheer report cards to see who will qualify for Pop Warner little scholars.
Little scholars is a program designed to award pop Warner participants from grades 5-8 who maintain a 97% or better GPA in the classroom while participating in a physical activity. Last season Montclair had 5 football players make 1st & 2nd team all national team and was invited to Disney world in Florida to accept their national awards. Let’s hope that Montclair can have more kids that fit that category for the 09 season.
Five players from the Montclair Recreation Junior Bulldogs Pop Warner Football/Cheer program were selected as 2008-2009 National All-American Scholars: Gavin Cohn, seventh grade (Private school); Aaron Hardy, seventh grade (Mt. Hebron); Honorable Mention to John Moore-Alamedia, sixth grade (Renaissance); Tyler Rizzuto, sixth grade (Glenfield); and Zaire Chappell, fifth grade (Rand). To earn this distinction, each player maintained a 97% or better GPA in the classroom while participating in an athletic activity
Over 8100 All-American Scholar boys and girls applied this year – including the Montclair Bulldogs team members – from a total of 410,000 students
Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc (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/ Montclair Recreation primary goals are to help develop our children as good athletes but more importantly as above average scholars.
Montclair's participation with the North Jersey Pop Warner Little Scholars organization is a means of emphasizing education through sports activity by requiring participants to maintain above average grades while participating in an activity.
Aaron and Gavin both played football at the JR Midget level for the Montclair Pop Warner Jr Bulldogs, (administered under Montclair Recreation. The team's Head coach was Chris Spivey and Assistant Coach Diego Lozano.
Tyler played at the Jr Pee Wee level. The head coach is James Puryear and the Assistant Coaches Frank Best, Stewart Morrow, Chris Harris and Dave McKinney. John and Zaire played football at the Pee Wee Level. The head coach was Darien Johnson and the Assistant Coaches Ricky Singleton, Jason Curry.
Montclair Recreation will look to increase the number of participants for little scholars in cheer/football in the upcoming season at the end of July.
For more information, please contact the Recreation department at 973-509-4915.