Four Shelby County student-athletes among Bryant-Jordan Award nominees

Four Shelby County student-athletes were named Bryant-Jordan Student-Athlete program 2010 regional award winners by the Alabama High School Athletic Association.

Aeril Simone Robertson of Vincent High School was named the Class 2A, Region 5 achievement award winner, Nathan Langner of Calera High School was selected as the Class 4A, Region 4 achievement award winner and Melanie Harris of Spain Park High School was named the Class 6A, Region 5 achievement award winner.

Elizabeth Reiser of Briarwood Christian School was selected as the Class 5A, Region 4 scholar-athlete award winner.

Each regional award winner received a $2,500 scholarship.

The group was among 96 student-athletes from the state of Alabama selected as Bryant-Jordan regional award winners. A candidate in each of the achievement and scholar-athlete award categories will be selected as overall winners at the 25th annual Bryant-Jordan Awards banquet April 5 at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel Ballroom.

All 96 students will be recognized at the banquet and 12 classification winners will also be announced.

The Bryant-Jordan Student-Athlete program was created in 1986 by the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in conjunction with the AHSAA.

The initial scholarship offered by the Bryant-Jordan program was the scholar-athlete scholarship. In 1989, the achievement award was created. The achievement award is designed to reward the student-athlete who achieves beyond his or her ability both academically and athletically, or who may have overcome some obstacle or hardship to achieve success.