Alana Sandaire Chosen For Willie Bradshaw Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Alana Sandaire

Corinth Holders High School cheerleader Alana Sandaire has been chosen as one of 12 recipients of the Willie Bradshaw Memorial Endowed Scholarship by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.

Alana is a four-year varsity cheerleader and a two-year varsity track and field athlete, having been named as a Scholar Athlete and Academic All-Conference in both sports. She has also volunteered her time to serve children in reading and STEM. Alana will attend a four-year school in the UNC System for nursing or physical therapy.

“Sports have allowed me to build great relationships, have integrity, be punctual, be honest, and more,” Alana said.

The Willie Bradshaw Memorial Endowed Scholarship is a $750 scholarship that is given to outstanding Black African American, Native American, Alaska Native, Asian American, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, or Hispanic American student-athletes that play a varsity sport at a NCHSAA member school.

The namesake of the award, Willie Bradshaw, was a Durham native and standout athlete at Hillside High School, playing two sports before attending N.C. College (now N.C. Central) and pitching professionally in the Negro Leagues. He was a pivotal figure in the history of high school sports, serving as a former president of the North Carolina High School Athletic Directors Association and the North Carolina Coaches Association, and is a member of the halls of fame for the NCHSAA, North Carolina Central University, and the National High School Hall of Fame.


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