A senior from Homewood High School was recently recognized as one of the state’s finest scholar-athletes during the 29th annual Bryant-Jordan Scholarship Banquet and Ceremony.
Miller Williams was named the overall 2014 5A Class Scholar-Athlete winner. He was among the 48 scholar-athlete regional winners recognized at the banquet.
Miller is the eighth Homewood High School student to be named a class scholar-athlete winner. Of the eight, Homewood High School had four students named The Larry D. Striplin Jr. Scholar-Athlete winners, the highest honor of the Bryant-Jordan Program.
Last year, Homewood High School graduate Maggie Williams was named the 5A Class winner. She is now attending college in North Carolina for her undergraduate studies.
As a regional winner, Miller was awarded a $2,500 scholarship and won a $3,000 scholarship for being named this year’s 5A Class winner.
Miller has played basketball and football during his time at Homewood High School and said he will attend Vanderbilt University for his undergraduate studies. He plans to study economics and political science.
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. One objective of the program is 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.
About 400 seniors are nominated through the Bryant-Jordan program each year.