The St. Louis/Tom Lombardo chapter of the National Football Foundation (NFF) has awarded two local high school students the NFF Scholar-Athlete Scholarship. The mission of the NFF is to promote and develop the power of amateur football in developing the qualities of leadership, sportsmanship, competitive zeal and the drive for academic excellence in America’s young people.
Each year the local chapter awards eleven scholarships to athletes in the St. Louis metropolitan area. This year’s recipients include Jacob Larson of St. Dominic High School (Coach Blake Markway and Coach Ken Moore) and Seth Thompson of Timberland High School (Coach Ed Gilreath and Coach Jeff Renz). Both these young men are only the second individuals from their high schools to have been awarded this prestigious award. To be considered the athlete must be nominated by their coach and have demonstrated excellent academic achievement, athletic accomplishment and community service.
After high school graduation Jacob and Seth will both attend Missouri University of Science and Technology where they will pursue engineering degrees and play football for the Missouri S & T Miners. Jacob is the son of Brent and Laurie Larson of Dardenne Prairie. Seth is the son of Robert and Audrey Thompson of Lake Saint Louis.