BEAR CREEK - Matthew Bradbury’s three years of track and field at Phillips High School has earned him a scholarship to the University of Montevallo.
Bradbury, who is a 1A state champion in the discus throw, signed a scholarship at the Attie Fleming Complex on the PHS campus on Tuesday, March 5. He will do indoor and outdoor track for the Falcons. Family, friends, schoolmates and school administration were on hand for the event.
Bradbury is a multi-sport athlete, also playing football and basketball.
He is an honor student, with a 4.03 grade point average and ranked third in his class.
The scholarship recipient is a member of the Student Government Association, Honors Society, Beta and was named Mr. PHS.
PHS track and field coach Chris Gillum commented, “We are really proud and happy for him. He will be throwing shot and discus, participating in indoor and outdoor track. It is a big deal and he has and is working really hard.”
Bradbury said about going to Montevallo this fall, “I am pretty excited about it. There are a lot of people I want to thank who have helped me to get to this point. My coaches, of course. Coach Braxton Pitts who is not here any more, but he helped me and Coach Gillum. I want to thank my track team members who always motivate me. I can’t thank my parents and family enough. They are very important in helping me get where I am right now.”
Bradbury has also received an academic leadership scholarship to Montevallo.
He is the son of Mark and Cheri Atkins. His grandparents are Martha Ann Glasgow and the late Albert Pickard.
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