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GOLD AND BLACK ILLUSTRATED VOLUME 28, ISSUE 5 36 Drew Brees Mental Toughness Award – Roosevelt Barnes & Caleb Swanigan (2017 winners) and Elijah Sindelar (2018 winner) Bernie Flowers Award for Outstanding Contribution to Football – TBA Citizenship Award – David Blough Legends Award – Jeff Washburn Patrick Mackey Courage Award – Tyler Trent Outstanding Game Official Award – Dr. Todd Clark Arnette Tiller "Service to Football" Award – Jan O'Shea NFF and J&C Scholar-Athletes of the Year Awards – Announced at banquet For the 14th straight year, the top football schol- ar-athletes of Northwest Indiana who were nominated by their schools for the NFF's scholarships will be fea- tured during this event. Those 15 scholar-athletes are all high school seniors who are headed to college next fall. Seven have 4.0 grade point averages or better, eight are ranked among the top 10 percent in their classes, six are in the top 5 percent and three are on course to be valedictorians. Their collective grade point average is 3.94. Six of those young men have been singled out by judges as finalists for the Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award, and the winner will be announced June 10, mak- ing him a candidate for the Indiana Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award. The "competition" is based 40 percent on academics, 40 percent on athletics and 20 percent on citizenship, leadership and character. The scholar-athletes' names and high schools are: Kyle Colbert (Tri-Central), Jimmy Cravens (Portage), Keon Dillon (Harrison), Vince Ivetich (Munster), Ethan Jones (North White), Ben Korniak (Rensselaer Central), Ethan Larason (Maconaquah), Drew Moseley (Tri-County), Andrew Page (Lafayette Central Catho- lic), Adam Rider (Delphi Community), August Schott (West Lafayette), Nicholas Schutkovske (Andrean), Ja- drid Segal (Lafayette Jefferson), Kyle Wade (Kokomo) and Colton Wagner (North Newton). Also, this year for the first time, the Honors Dinner will serve as a platform for recognition of the Lafayette Journal & Courier's Scholar-Athletes of the Year. In ad- dition, players and managers nominated from Regions 1 and 4 to compete on the North Squad in the annual North-South All-Star Game this summer in Indianapo- lis will be honored. All previous award winners are being invited back to take part in the event. A VIP Reception will follow the program. Since receiving its charter in the fall of 2004 as a non-profit organization, the Tiller Chapter has awarded more than $213,000 in grants, scholarships and hono- rariums to students plus another $65,000 to other char- ities in the region. In addition to seeking donations and sponsorships to support the scholarship program, the chapter also re- ceives money ($500 for every 50 dues-paying members in the local chapter) from the national office in Irving, Texas. In its first 13 years, this chapter has recognized 242 scholar athletes and awarded them between $200 and $5,000 each. The NFF's tax-deductible membership dues are $40 per year or $99 for three years, payable to the Nation- al Football Foundation. The NFF has 120 chapters and more than 12,000 members nationally and awards more than $1.3 million in scholarships each year. HOW TO ORDER TICKETS, BECOME NFF PARTNERS Tickets for this year's NFF Honors Dinner will be on sale after May 1 at or by contacting Jim Vruggink. Sales will continue through June 5 while supplies last. Prices are the same as last year for a table of eight, $400 for general public, $320 for NFF chapter mem- bers and honorees' families, and $280 for students. Single tickets are $60 for public, $50 for members and $40 for students. VIP Reception tickets are $50 each for general public and $25 for NFF members. The Joe Tiller Chapter of the Northwest Indiana is looking for support in other ways as well. For in- formation about memberships, advertising, spon- sorships and partnerships, contact Vruggink (3672 Farnsworth Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47906 or jvrug- or call 765-427-3303).

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