Each year, the most academically accomplished Pop Warner kids compete for First Team Academic All-American status. The process to select the top 35 football players and top 35 cheerleaders for each grade nationwide is a tough one and begins at the association level and goes up through each of the eight Pop Warner regions to the national level.
More than 8,800 qualified All-American Scholar applications were submitted this year from approximately 425,000 youngsters participating in Pop Warner. The First Team All-American Program requires students to be among the top 2 percent of all Pop Warner participants, maintain a minimum 96 percent grade point average, participate in extra civic activities and volunteer in their community.
Dracut Pop Warner is proud to have four First Team All Americans Scholars this year. Ten other Dracut youths were named Second Team All Americans Scholars and three grabbed spots on the Honorable Mention team. Congratulations to all the girls and boys for their outstanding achievements. Special thanks to Tracy Burgoyne, who served as Dracut's Pop Warner Little Scholar Coordinator and DPW President Mark Rossetti.
As a result of their accomplishments, all Dracut scholars were invited to attend the 53rd annual National Pop Warner Scholastic Banquet at the Boston Marriott Copley Place.
First Team All-American
Julia Dailey, eighth grade cheer
Caroline Mercier, sixth grade cheer
Ezekiel Haadji, seventh grade football
Kevin Carney, sixth grade football
Second Team All-American
Sydney Margolis, eighth grade cheer
Michelle Acevedo, eighth grade cheer
Catherine Acevedo, seventh grade cheer
Mary Brouillette, sixth grade cheer
Sarah Mercier, sixth grade cheer
Jaydah Bonilla, fifth grade cheer
Sarah Margolis, fifth grade cheer
Patrick Canney, seventh grade football
Peter Sawyer, sixth grade football
Ethan Holt, fifth grade football
Matthew Simpson, sixth grade football
Aise Pream, sixth grade football
Haylee Silva, fifth grade cheer