NEW SUMMERFIELD —
A stellar school year both in the classroom and in athletes by New Summerfield's Francisco Parra has been capped off with the senior-to-be receiving a distinguished honor from the U. S. Army Reserve.
New Summerfield athletic director, Kent Willis, announced late Tuesday that Parra was recently awarded the U. S. Army Reserve National Scholar-Athlete Award.
This prestigious award is presented annually by the U.S. Army Reserve to high school students across the nation who have shown outstanding ability in both academics and athletics.
Parra, who qualified for the state meet in both cross country and track and field participates in every sport New Summerfield offers to male students.
The U. S. Army Reserve has presented the National Scholar-Athlete Award since 1981. Last year over 20,000 high school students nationwide received the accolade.