FLINT, MI – Four elementary school students from the Genesee County Pop Warner League have been invited to attend the 10th Annual Mid-America Pop Warner Regional Scholars banquet in Illinois next month.
Grand Blanc Academy's Robert Streeter Jr. (5th Grade), International Academy of Flint sixth grader Demetrius Trannon, Genesee Christian sixth grader Angel Brandon and Linden Charter Academy sixth grader Shamya Johnson will all represent the area.
Scholars were picked to attend this year's event from the 12 states in the Mid-America Region: North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.
This 2012-13 Little Scholars Banquet will be held on Saturday, March 9 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Marriott in Schaumburg, Ill. at 11:30 a.m. They will be greeted with surprise guest speakers and gifts for all scholars including T-shirts, patches and certificates. All scholars will be awarded with a certificate of achievement.
"We're just happy that kids from the Flint area are being recognized for something more than their athletic accomplishments," said Genesee County Pop Warner League President Sean Brandon.
Angel Brandon was chosen as a First-Team All-American scholar and not only qualified for the regional scholar banquet, but will be making a trip to Boston, Massachusetts in May for the National Pop Warner All-American Scholar Banquet.
Last year, Brandon and Johnson were the only two athletes being honored. Both made Second-Team academic All-American for cheerleading.
The Pop Warner banquets are co-sponsored by the NFL Players Association and various sponsors throughout the United States. Sign up for this year's Genesee County Pop Warner League will be coming in early April.