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Abby has won a 500.00 College Scholarship from Coastal Pop Warner a 1000.00 Scholarship from Mid-South Pop Warner, and a 2500.00 National Scholarship for academic excellence and community service.

Pop Warner has announced its 2009-2010 National 1st Team All American Little Scholars. Pop Warner Scholars are acknowledged for Academic Excellence and Community involvement. Only 25 girls and boys from each grade level are honored as 1st Year scholars nationally. This year 1st Team Roger Bacon Academy Viking Winners are:

5th Grade- Hunter Mintz- Hunter has played football for RBA since 1st grade. Hunter enjoys football, basketball, baseball and is very active in his church.
5th Grade Alexi Broman- Alexi had been a RBA Cheerleader for the past 3 years, and has been dancing since she was very young. Alexi has a positive attitude and gives 100% at everything she does.
6th Grade Abby Lafave- This is Abby’s 2nd year as a 1st Team Scholar. Abby has been a Pop Warner Cheerleader since Kindergarten. She Cheered for The Coastal Cowboys for 2 years and 5 years for RBA. Abby plays the Bass Guitar for RBACMS is on the honor roll, a member of Tri-M Music Honor Society, coaches our 5 and 6 year old cheerleaders, and is active in her church.
8th Grade Abby Mintz- Abby is the only 8th grade Cheerleader honored from the entire Mid- South Region as a 1st Team scholar. Abby plays the clarinet for RBACDS Band, she is very active in her church, she is on the yearbook committee, and is a member of the Tri-M music honor society. Abby has been a 2nd team scholar for the past 3 years.

Our 2nd Team Winners are:


5th Grade-
Thomas Wilkins
Jackson Maultsby
Isaac Zsidisin
8th Grade-
Isaac Bradshaw


5th Grade-
Caroline Peoples
Aliyah Waddell
Nadia Bennett
6th Grade-
Charly Fishl
Rebecka Owensby
Valerie Renna
Leanne Applewhite
Graebl Horton
Alexis Ramirez
Honorable Mention:
Taylor Dean
Kaitlynne Smith
7th Grade-
Rebecca McKenzie
Amber Yurgel
8th Grade-
Kelly Heyer
Crystal Faulk
Kayla Smith
9th Grade-
Tytana Grant

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Congratulations to Our National 1st Team All Americans 2008-2009
5th Grade- Abby Lafave
Abby is a honor roll student at RBA Charter Day School. Abby has been a cheerleader since she was 4 years old, first with the Coastal Cowboys, and for the last five seasons the RBA Vikings.
6th Grade- Amber Yurgel
Amber is a honor roll student at RBA Charter Middle School. Amber is a second year first team scholar. This was her second year with the RBA Vikings.
Abby and Amber were honored at the National Scholar Banquet on May 22-24th. Good Job Ladies!
CONGRATULATION TO ALL OF OUR 2008-2009 Pop Warner All American Scholars!

Roger Bacon Academy Vikings Regional Scholar All Americans:

1st Team Participants
Jordan Anderson RBA Vikings
Kayde Brown RBA Vikings
Kaitlin Butcher RBA Vikings
Luke Cason RBA Vikings
Constance Chadwick RBA Vikings
Mallone Cole RBA Vikings
Taylor Dean RBA Vikings
Tatyana Grant RBA Vikings
Kelly Heyer RBA Vikings
Abby LaFave RBA Vikings
Austin Little RBA Vikings
Shelby Mathis RBA Vikings
Rebecca McKenzie RBA Vikings
Abby Mintz RBA Vikings
Alexis Ramirez RBA Vikings
Amber Yurgel RBA Vikings
2nd Team Participants
Arin Anderson RBA Vikings
LaBria Drayton RBA Vikings
Bethany Faulk RBA Vikings
Jalissa Freeman RBA Vikings
Katlin Middleton RBA Vikings
Chase Wescott RBA Viking

Each year, the most academically accomplished Pop Warner kids compete for Academic All-American status. This process begins at the association level and up through each of the eight Pop Warner regions to the national level. In 2008, approximately 400,000 kids participated in Pop Warner. As our numbers once again reached record levels, 276 First Team members, over 5,000 Second Team members and 1,000+ Honorable Mention scholars were named as Academic All-Americans at the National Level for 2007-2008.
The following Charter Day School Students, and Participants of the Roger Bacon Academy Vikings, will be honored at the Regional Level for Academic Excellence. These students are also eligible for recognition at the National Scholastic Banquet in Orlando in May.

Congratulations to RBA Viking Cheerleader, Amber Yurgal, she is a 1st Team National Scholar for the 5th grade. Amber and her family will be fliing to Walt Disney World in May, to accept her award.

Congratulations to RBA Viking Cheerleader, Katlin Middleton, she is a 1st Team National Scholar for the 6th grade. Katlin and her family will be fliing to Walt Disney World in May, to accept her award.

We are so proud of all of our 2008 Scholars!

William Britt RBA Vikings 5 F 1
Chandler Cecil RBA Vikings 5 F 1
Garrett Scoggins RBA Vikings 5 F 1
Joseph Johnson RBA Vikings 5 F 1
Joe Lewis RBA Vikings 6 F 2
Caleb Swinson RBA Vikings 7 F 1
Brooke Butcher RBA Vikings 8 C 1
Kristin Wescott RBA Vikings 8 C 1
Kayla Mansur RBA Vikings 8 C 1
Katlin Middleton RBA Vikings 6 C 1
Jocelyn Pruneau RBA Vikings 6 C 1
Abby Mintz RBA Vikings 6 C 1
Christina Singletary RBA Vikings 6 C 1
Nicole Bortone RBA Vikings 6 C 1
Jordan Anderson RBA Vikings 6 C 2
Jessica Moore RBA Vikings 6 C 2
Tatyana Grant RBA Vikings 7 C 2
Arin Anderson RBA Vikings 7 C 2
Alena Smith RBA Vikings 7 C 2
Lindsy Smith RBA Vikings 7 C 2
Amber Yurgel RBA Vikings 5 C 1
Kaydee Brown RBA Vikings 5 C 1
Kaitlin Butcher RBA Vikings 5 C 1
Constance Chadwick RBA Vikings 5 C 1
Masheka Canty RBA Vikings 5 C 2
Pamela Rich RBA Vikings 5 C 2

CONGRATULATIONS TO 2006 - 2007 Pop Warner All-American Scholars
1st Team:
Jocelyn Pruneau-5th

Jocelyn was the only participant in Coastal Pop Warner chosen. Pop Warner only recognizes 25, 5th grade cheerleaders, in the Nation. Congratulations to JP! Good Job!

2nd Team:
top 1% GPA of all Pop Warner Participants. Wow! 7 of our girls have been chosen!

Lindsey Smith-6th
Tatyana Grant-6th
Christina Singletary-5th
Katlin Middleton-5th
Kayla Mintz-5th
Abby Mintz-5th
Rae Lee Gross-5th

Good job girls, and Congratulations!

Honorable Mention:

Benjamin Rivenbark 6th
Mason Kuenstler 5th
Clint Morgan 5th

Question: What is an Honorable Mention All-American Scholar?
Answer: This is new for the 2005 year. We feel that everyone who meets the criteria for All-American consideration should be rewarded for his/her academic success. If you meet this criteria and your application was turned in to us, then you will be an Honorable Mention Scholar if you miss out on Second Team.

Please see this website for more info:

A final score is calculated for each student that consists of up to 100 points (85%) for the student's grades for the prior school year, along with up to 18 points (15%) awarded for the attached Addendum sheet of activities and achievements.

Once the scores have been calculated, First Team All-Americans are selected. The top 35 football players and 25 cheerleaders per grade (plus ties) are selected as National First Team All-Americans.

Second Team All-Americans are then determined by Pop Warner based upon the number of applications that were submitted for that year. Last year's total was approximately 3,800 Second Team All-Americans

Question: How big of a deal is it to be named as a Pop Warner All-American Scholar?
Answer: A very big deal! If your son/daughter is recognized as a Pop Warner All-American Scholar, then he/she is amongst the top 1% of all Pop Warner participants. They are also eligible to attend our Awards Recognition Program held annually which commemorates their achievements on the field, in the classroom and in the community.
If you still have questions about the Scholar Program, please send us an email and we will answer you back as soon as we can.

Question: What is the difference between First Team and Second Team All-American?
Answer: A First Team All-American is one of the top 35 football players or top 25 cheerleaders for his/her grade nationwide! A Second Team All-American consists of those scholars who are above an annually increasing final score (GPA + addendum), ranging last year from about 97.5 -101.5!

WHAT IS Pop Warner Little Scholars?

Serving America's Youth Through Safe Athletics and Academic Excellence for 73 Years!

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. We believe that the standards we 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.

Like such organizations as the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Federation of High Schools (NFHS), PWLS has academic guidelines and criteria that need to be met in order for a child to participate.


Proof of satisfactory progress in school is required. A 2.0/70% or the equivalent shall be the minimum grade point average acceptable to participate. In cases of doubt or conflict of opinion, a written statement by the school administration shall be deemed final. NOTE: This rule as it relates to scholastic grades may not be made more stringent by any team, association, or league, as other rules may be. No local team/squad may be eligible to participate in league championships and/or bowl games if it has not met the nationally published scholastic requirements.


We understand that not all student-athletes are able to meet our scholastic requirements. If a child does not meet the requirements of scholastic fitness, he/she may fill out and submit a Scholastic Eligibility Form which is to be signed by a school administrator stating that the child will benefit from participating in the Pop Warner Program. It is the discretion of the school administrator as to whether or not the student would benefit from participating in Pop Warner. This form allows us to monitor the progress of the child so that they maintain a minimum standard and understand the value of academics in conjunction with athletics.