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King and O'Connor pick up Scholar Athlete honors

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COLUMBIA (WACH) -- Throughout this Friday Night Rivals season, Grow Financial Federal Credit Union is recognizing exceptional student athletes from each participating school with a plaque presentation prior to each game.

This week’s Friday Night Rivals Scholar Athletes of the Week Presented by Grow Financial are Jalen King from Heathwood Hall and Shane O'Connor from Cardinal Newman.

Jaelen excels on the basketball court and is also a key contributor on the football and soccer fields. He was named to the Hoop Group Academic Elite Basketball camp where he made the all-star team.

With a 4.82 GPA Jaelen has numerous academic awards including AP Scholar with Distinction, National Honor Society, National Merit Semifinalist.

In the community Jaelen has worked as a camp counselor, as well as helped to organize several fundraisers.

Shane is a 4-year football and basketball player, and was named to the All SCISA Football 2nd team last season.

Shane is a committed student with a 4.8 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society.

In the community Shane has lead food drives and is a volunteer basketball camp leader.

Shane has applied to several colleges, but hasn’t decided on one yet.

These students are also eligible to win a $5,000 scholarship to be presented at the end of the season courtesy of Grow Financial Federal Credit Union. Grow Financial is proud to support and encourage exceptional student athletes across the Midlands. Congratulations to both of this week’s Friday Night Rivals Scholar Athletes of the week!!

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