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CFP Foundation and SEC team up to recognize teachers

383 days ago
SEC Staff
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The College Football Playoff Foundation is once again partnering with the Southeastern Conference to recognize teachers through the CFP Foundation's Extra Yard for Teachers platform this season.

The SEC worked with its 14 institutions to identify student-athletes from eight different sports who have had a teacher that greatly impacted his or her life. Each of the educators will be honored through a testimonial by the respective student-athlete which will air on SEC Nation, the SEC Network's traveling pregame show, during the college football regular season. The student-athlete video tributes will also be featured weekly on social media and

In addition, the elementary, middle and high schools being recognized as part of the program will receive a $10,000 grant from the CFP Foundation and the SEC to use towards the purchase of classroom supplies and materials through

The 2019-20 participants are listed below.

AlabamaElissa BrownSoftballRosa StokesElmore County High School
ArkansasCarly HollandSwimming & DivingJulie KramerWashington Junior High
AuburnJacob QuattlebaumFootballNick CiuzioEnterprise High School
FloridaFreddie SwainFootballElaine Smith
(currently at Evergreen Elementary)
North Marion High School
GeorgiaJake FrommFootballJamie Stewart
(currently at Perry High School)
Perry High School
KentuckyZach NorrisMen's GolfHeather MaddenJackson County High School
LSUJavonte SmartMen's BasketballAmy KingHowell Park Elementary
Ole MissCaleb WarrenFootballBetty LukeNanih Waiya High School
Mississippi StateHayden OswaltWomen's SoccerWhitney McBeth Rollins
(currently at Sumrall HS)
Clinton High School
MissouriJordan RoundtreeWomen's BasketballRomona MillerKirkwood High School
South CarolinaBryan EdwardsFootballClaudine ScholfieldConway High School
TennesseeCailin HannonSoftballJennifer Beasley & Shelley SticeCentennial High School
Texas A&MCeline MarkertWomen's Track & FieldJay Quinney
(currently at Yoakum Junior High)
Yoakum High School
VanderbiltJayden HarrisonFootballKatherine BellPearl - Cohn Entertainment
Magnet High School
"The Southeastern Conference is proud of its continued association with the College Football Playoff Foundation and the opportunity to recognize outstanding teachers who have made a significant impact on the lives of our student-athletes," said SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey. "Through the Extra Yard for Teachers initiative the SEC is able to honor teachers in a significant way and support the important work conducted in classrooms across our footprint."

"Our partnership with the SEC has been simply outstanding in our efforts to support teachers and celebrate their important roles with their students," said CFP Foundation Executive Director Britton Banowsky. "The SEC Network helps tell their stories and bring them to life. We are so appreciative of the support the SEC and its 14 member schools give on behalf of teachers."