Jamie Peters is the first Daleville High School student since 2013 to be nominated to receive a scholarship from the Bryant-Jordan Student-Athlete Program.
“The Bryant-Jordan Student-Athlete Program was created in 1986 by the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in conjunction with the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA),” the AHSAA website states.
The program’s objectives are to “recognize and honor Alabama students who have by ability and effort achieved a level of excellence in the areas of academics and athletics that is commensurate with their potential,” “make aware to not only athletes but all segments of the student population that it is both important and rewarding for them to strive to be the best that they can be” and “encourage and promote the involvement and commitment of Alabama corporations and individuals in helping improve the academic levels of all students.”
There are two categories in which a student may receive a scholarship: the scholar award and the achievement award. Peters received $3,500 as the Class 2A, Area 2 scholar athlete scholarship recipient. She was recognized during a banquet in Birmingham on Monday, April 8.
Principal Josh Robertson nominated her for the scholarship.
“He said I’m the first person they’ve been able to (nominate) for a long time,” she said. The last student to be nominated was Roman Buchanan in 2013 for the achievement award. “It means a lot. That somebody from Daleville, being able to go up to a big, prestigious thing like this and win money for it… I would like to say it’s inspiring to other people, but you’d have to ask other people. It’s encouraging for me just because sometimes I feel like I just play sports to play sports, but then other times, I realize that people watch.”
Peters has been a member of the DHS Lady Hawks softball team since ninth grade. She has also been active in JROTC, band, the Tri-M Music Honor Society, the DHS chapter of the National Honor Society and Beta Club, Quiz Bowl and Daleville Baptist Church.
Peters will graduate on May 24 at Warhawk Stadium. She then plans to attend the University of Mobile in the fall.