2011 Special Awards

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2011 Special Awards


Top Award Recipient

Andrew (Drew) Adams

 Andrew Adams Top Award

Each year one of the scholarship recipients is selected from among his peers to earn the “Top Award” designation.  Drew Adams from High Point Central High School distinguished himself in the classroom, on the football field, and in a variety of leadership roles on and off his high school campus.  He is flanked above by (l-r) banquet emcee Rich Brenner, chapter namesake and current board member Bradley Faircloth, board president Sam Story, and chapter namesake Gene Corrigan.


Service Award Recipients

 Service Award Recipients

Four men were honored at the May 2, 2011 celebration banquet for their exemplary dedication, service, leadership and support of the Corrigan-Faircloth Chapter of the National Football Foundation and its Triad scholarship program.  Pictured left to right: Don Kelsey (Board Member), Fred Joseph (Original Board Member), Lem Cox (Board Member & First President of the Corrigan-Faircloth Chapter), and Herb Goins (Board Member, Past President & Present Treasurer/Secretary of the Chapter).


Keynote Speaker

John Swofford
Commissioner, Atlantic Coast Conference 

John Swofford

Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford delivered the keynote address at the 2011 Corrigan-Faircloth Chapter’s celebration banquet.  A native of Wilkesboro, NC and graduate of Wilkes Central High School where he was a two-time all-state quarterback, Swofford received the prestigious Morehead Scholarship to attend the University of North Carolina where he also played football.  In 1997 he was named the Commissioner of the ACC. During his tenure he has doubled the ACC's annual revenue, served as Chairman of the Bowl Championship Series in college football in 2000 and 2001, and expanded the ACC to include Boston College, Virginia Tech and the University of Miami. He is pictured above receiving a memento from Sam Story,  Corrigan-Faircloth Chapter president, who is a retired teacher and a veteran football coach of over 40 years.  Story was a highly successful head football coach at Southern Alamance and Walter M. Williams High School where he led that program to two state and two state runner-up titles. He was also a former assistant coach at Duke University and at his alma mater, Elon University.


Photos Courtesy of Ariel Perez Photography

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