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Brilliant athlete wins full scholarship to 8 US universities, set to bag Economics degree at University of North Carolina

A brilliant Athlete named Christopher Holliday has won a full scholarship to study for a bachelor’s degree in Economics at the University of North Carolina in the United States.

Christopher Holliday, a football player at Jordan High School in Durham, North Carolina was awarded a full merit scholarship from the Morehead-Cain Program to study at the University of North Carolina, United States.

He said he is excited about the acceptance because just like his father, he will have the opportunity to play in Kenan Stadium for the university head coach. Christopher’s father, Corey Holliday, was a four-year letter winner at Carolina, where he played from 1989-1993.

Christopher stated that he is proud to continue this family legacy as he walks on to the University of North Carolina football team. His achievement is a that being a student-athlete does not limit anyone to achieving higher academic success. 

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While in high school, Christopher achieved a perfect score on the ACT, a standardized test used for college admissions in the United States and he never scored a grade lower than A according to Black News.

He stood out both on and off the field. Christopher served as the president of Brain Games was a member of the National Honors Society and National Technical Honors Society and also volunteered with Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation.

These achievements earned Christopher offers to offers to play football at different top schools across the United States including  Dartmouth University, Cornell University, and Davidson University.





Christopher was also offered preferred walk-on spots at Stanford University, Rice University, Vanderbilt University, and Duke University.

However, he chose the University of North Carolina because they offered him the chance to play for the school he grew up watching while on a full-merit scholarship through the Morehead-Cain program.

“After touring schools up north, I realized there’s no reason to leave North Carolina. And after I got the Morehead, I knew that it was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up,” he said. Christopher mentioned that he plans to study Economics at the University. 

Christopher stated that it is important to have discipline and priorities to be able to succeed.

“If I had a homework assignment that I was being lackadaisical with I would have to do that homework assignment before I could go to practice or anything. So, I realized at a young age that academics always had to come before athletics,” he said.

In another story, a 16-year-old student-athlete, Darryn Peterson has set a record as the first-ever high school student to be signed by Adidas as a basketballer.

Darryn Peterson is a student of Huntington Preparatory College, a basketball-focused college, in West Virginia in the United States. He is the best guard player in his class.

Darryn has already received 30 scholarship offers for Division 1 college sports in their junior year of high school and has averaged 31 points and nine rebounds per game in his second year in the school. Read more about Darryn HERE.



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