Apparently, just one scholarship isn't enough for rural student-athlete Jared Bruton.
Duchesne's Bruton has been announced as one of 25 winners of the Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year award. Bruton surpassed a record 65,000 high school students to win a $7,500 college scholarship his third this year.
Bruton started the school year helping Duchesne to a 7-5 football record and a state semifinals appearance as a offensive guard and safety. The 180-pound senior became a finalist for the Wendy's High School Heisman in December, earning the school a $2,000 check, and then became the only student in the state to ace the ACT in October and one of only five to do it all year. As of April, only 111 students in the nation had scored a 36 on the test. He also starred on his track and field team in the hurdle events and on the 4x100 relay.
Bruton didn't stop there: He won a $10,000 Coca-Cola scholarship and a $25,000 Micron scholarship in June, for a grand total of $42,500 in scholarship money. Bruton will likely spend it at BYU, where he plans to major in business and engineering.Awards like the SAMMY award are given to student-athletes that not only excel on the field and in the classroom but also in their communities as well. The Duchesne scholar was captain of the school's academic decathlon team, LDS seminary council president and an Eagle Scout with four Palm Awards.
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