Travis West, Woodrow Wilson High School. (Photo courtesy of Woodrow Athletic Booster Club.)

The National Football Foundation Gridiron Club of Dallas chapter named two scholar-athletes who will be honored for their accomplishments at a banquet on April 2.

Travis West from Woodrow Wilson High School and Matthew Nagbe from Bryan Adams High School were both named to the list of high school athletes. West will play football at the University of Texas next year and Nagbe will study engineering at Texas A&M University.

“We are incredibly proud of this year’s scholar-athletes,” said Gerald Brence, president of the NFF Gridiron Club of Dallas Chapter and the athletics director for the Plano Independent School District. “In the ninth year of our chapter, we are honoring a record number of high school scholar-athletes and these athletes continue to impress, not only on the field competitively but also as scholars and young community leaders. It’s always an honor to meet these young men, showcasing the great stories in North Texas that will inspire future student-athletes to excel in the classroom and become more involved in their communities.”

These students were selected from candidates across North Texas with a committee comprised of coaches, teachers, administration and business leaders based on their athletic accomplishments, academic strength and leadership.

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