BEAR CREEK - Phillips High School senior Alli Temple is one of just 104 high school seniors statewide to be named a Bryant-Jordan regional winner, and was honored Monday, April 13, in a televised program.
The Bryant-Jordan Foundation honoed all of this year's regional winners during its program. Due to COVID-19, the annual banquet was canceled. Instead, the Bryant-Jordan Foundation televised and streamed its program.
Temple has been a leader on both the volleyball and basketball courts for Phillips this past year and is the only student in the Alabamian's coverage area to be named a Bryant-Jordan regional winner this year, winning in the scholar-athlete category. For this, she has earned a $3,000 scholarship. During the broadcast this evening, seven scholar-athlete winners by class and seven achievement award class winners will be announced, with each one receiving n additional $3,500 scholarship. The Larry D. Striplin, Jr. Scholar-Athlete of the Year recipient and the Ken and Betty Joe Blankenship Achievement Award Student-Athlete of the Year recipients will also be announced. Each will receive an additional $4,000 scholarship. Several other special scholarships will also be presented.
The Bryant-Jordan Awards Program - named in honor of legendary coaches Paul "Bear" Bryant and Ralph "Shug" Jordan - has been held annually since 1986 with more than $10.8 million in scholarship funding distributed to 3,222 student recipients since its inception.
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