The U.S. Army and the Pro Football Hall of Fame will recognize Campo Verde High School wrestler Parker Hawk on Dec. 11 as one of 10 finalists for the U.S. Army – Pro Football Hall of Fame Award for Excellence.
In its second year, the Award for Excellence program, which is open to all United States sophomore and junior level high school athletes, focuses on not only athletic achievement, but excellence in academics and community involvement.
“The U.S. Army is strongly committed to America’s youth and supports their many achievements,” said Mark Davis, deputy assistant Secretary of Army for Marketing. “The nominees for the Award for Excellence possess a unique set of strengths and adherence to a core set of values shared by Army Strong Soldiers. These students don’t just excel athletically and academically, they are leaders in their communities.”
Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Haynes will present Hawk with his Award for Excellence Finalist plaque during a special ceremony at 1:45 p.m. on Dec. 11 at Campo Verde High School’s auditorium (3870 S. Quartz Street, Gilbert).
Each of the 10 finalists will travel to the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl and participate in various activities. The winner of the Award for Excellence will be announced during the Bowl’s Awards Ceremony on Jan. 3, 2014.