A TRUE STUDENT-ATHLETE: Eastman receives Bryant-Jordan scholarship

Published 12:05 am Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Florala High School senior Dallas Eastman showed that he’s as focused on the classroom as he is on starring on the field and on the court for the Wildcats after recently receiving a Bryant-Jordan achievement scholarship.

“It was just such a great honor,” Eastman said. “It really made me feel special to be a part of the banquet. I’ve never had that kind of recognition before.”

According to their website, The Bryant-Jordan Scholarship Program brings together the best and brightest high school senior student-athletes from 52 regions in Alabama awarding college scholarships to celebrate their achievements. The Bryant-Jordan Program honors students who are exceptional academically, as well as those who have overcome major obstacles to succeed.

The scholarships are divided into two major categories; Scholar-Athlete Award and Achievement Award.

Eastman was awarded an achievement scholarship.

The website explains that the achievement scholarships honor high school senior student-athletes who have achieved success relative to his or her ability or who may have overcome an unusual hardship. Selection considerations include: academic performance relative to measured ability, sport involvement, athletic honors, student leadership and civic/church leadership.

“It was really just awesome to be honored,” Eastman said. “I’ve worked really hard and it’s great to see that hard work paying off.”

Eastman was a member of the Florala Wildcat football, baseball and basketball teams.

After high school, Eastman said that he will use his scholarship money to attend LBWCC for two years before joining the military.

Eastman said that after joining the military he may attend a four-year school.

At this time, Eastman wasn’t sure what he would major in at college.