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Two Mallard Creek Students Win NCHSAA Scholarship

By NAS Athletics, 05/03/17, 3:15PM EDT


Every year, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association awards selected students with The Willie Bradshaw Endowed Scholarship.

This scholarship provides $750 of scholarship assistance to an outstanding African-American, Hispanic American, American Indian/Alaska Native and/or Asian Pacific Islander American student-athlete participating on a varsity team at an NCHSAA school.

Two of the twelve recipients of this scholarship are Kay'lla Alana Richardson and Dayjaun Cunningham-Brown of Mallard Creek.

Per the NCHSAA, "Kay’lla Richardson carries a 4.80 weighted GPA over her four-year career at Mallard Creek where she was a member of the volleyball and basketball programs. She was granted the “Most Improved” Award in basketball her junior year and was named Captain of the team for her Senior season. She is a member of the National Honors Society and is a member of the School’s Executive Class Council. She plans to attend either NC State or UNC in the fall to study Biology."

"Dayjaun Cunningham-Brown was a member of the basketball team at Mallard Creek during his four-year career at the school. He volunteers each summer with a community basketball league, helping out where needed. He enjoys creating video collections of basketball highlights. He has completed the Veterinary Explorer Program and hopes to attend a university in the fall to study Health Administration."

On top of the $750 in scholarship support, one male and one female recipient of the scholarship will be selected as a state scholarship recipient and will each receive an additional $1,000 scholarship.

These recipients will be announced at the NCHSAA's Annual Meeting, held at the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill on Thursday, May 4th. 

Congratulations to these student-athletes for their outstanding achievements. They continue to embody the model student-athlete. Keep achieving your dreams and always strive for greatness!