Chargers News · Ayden-Grifton’s Paramore wins scholarship

Senior is a three-point athlete

Ayden-Grifton’s Harrison Paramore became the ninth consecutive Charger football player to win the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame Scholarship representing the Bill Dooley Chapter.

“I filled out the application, but I didn’t really expect to get it,” Paramore said. “Then when I did get it, it was really just a blessing.”

Paramore is a three-sport athlete. He was an all-Conference and all-Area football player. He also wrestles, and throws for the track and field team all while maintaining a 4.25 grade point average.

“I pay attention in class, and I got my mind set on what’s important,” Paramore said. “I focus on it, and I don’t get distracted easily by things that would get me off of work in the classroom, and things that would make me miss practice.”

Paramore says that while he plays three sports, football is No. 1.

“I just love playing it, because you have a team that you’re out there with, and it’s not just you,” Paramore said. “Wrestling and throwing, it’s a team sport, but it’s also more of an individual sport. You don’t have teammates to help you out.”

Athletic Director Paul Cornwell says the school is successful with the award, because its has had multiple good candidates. Paramore believes his coaches played a part in him getting this scholarship.

“Coach and the staff are really good at doing what they doing,” Paramore said. “They just keep us going, and very motivational.”

Paramore is just the latest winner for the school, thanks to him being heavily involved in his youth group in church as well. Paramore is also well-liked by his teachers and his coaches, Cornwell said.

paramore plans to go to Pitt Community College for wielding. He acknowledged that this scholarship could cover a lot of his college tuition.

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