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September 20, 2018

Phoenix Student-Athlete Earns $500 Scholarship


PHOENIX – John C. Birdlebough High School senior Dustin Blumer was recognized during a recent awards ceremony for excelling in the classroom and on the gridiron during the fall sports season.

Phoenix Central School District Athletic Director Jim Drancsak, head football coach Chad Rowe, student-athlete Dustin Blumer and assistant football coach Andy Moran gather for a photo during the National Football Foundation’s annual awards dinner Jan. 25  at the Turning Stone Casino and Resort.

Phoenix Central School District Athletic Director Jim Drancsak, head football coach Chad Rowe, student-athlete Dustin Blumer and assistant football coach Andy Moran gather for a photo during the National Football Foundation’s annual awards dinner Jan. 25 at the Turning Stone Casino and Resort.

The Phoenix Central School District student-athlete was among nearly 80 individuals from throughout Central New York who were honored by the local chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.

The awards dinner was held at the Turning Stone Casino and Resort on Jan. 25 and welcomed nearly 600 people to celebrate academic and athletic excellence.

“Since its inception, this chapter — thanks to the tireless efforts of board members, sponsors and volunteers — has been very successful,” said a chapter spokesperson. “The annual scholar-athlete awards dinner is an impressive affair … and honors over 77 college and high school football players along with coaches, officials and significant area proponents of the game.”

In addition to receiving a recognition certificate, Blumer was also presented with a $500 scholarship for excelling in academics and being a role model to his peers.

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