Washington’s Noah Wins the 2015 Collins Community Credit Union Scholarship Scramble
The 4th season of the i107-1/Collins Community Credit Union Scholarship Scramble has come to an exciting conclusion. It was a tough match between the second chancer Jeremy from Benton, vs. Washington's Noah. But there could be only one winner.
The crowd was ready, and gave huge welcome to both competitors. Going in, both competitors were guaranteed at least $250 in scholarship money, taking some of the pressure off. But, as Jeremy said just prior to the competition, "I didn't come to just settle for that." Jeremy also told me he fell pretty hard on his throwing arm earlier in the day, and it was giving him trouble. He was ready to play through the pain though.
After the coin toss, it was determined Jeremy would go first. Being the finals, the final three targets were moved further back to add to a little extra difficulty. Combining that with a hurt arm, the challenge proved difficult for Jeremy, who was perfect in the previous round, but only connected with his first 2 tonight.
As Noah started his run, it was clear he knew all he had to do was hit at least 3 targets. He took his time as he hit the first two, then set up his 3rd from the midfield line. The crowd was on edge as the ball darted towards it's target, looking too close to call. But at the last second, IT WAS GOOD! The crowd erupted, as Noah was the winner, but he still had to complete his throws. He took his time setting up his 4th target, which sailed through the uprights. His 5th toss from the far 20 yard line just barely missed the mark, but it didn't matter.
The Collins Community Credit Union Team was on hand to congratulate both contestants and award Noah with his $500. We will head to Washington in the fall to award the school with $250 in his honor. Jeremy received $250 as our runner up.
Both students just graduated and are off to college. We wish them both the best in their future endeavors, and thank the Titans, fans, and Collins Community Credit Union for all their support in this 4th season. If you're in High School, keep watching this page come January as sign-ups will begin for the 5th season, and will as always be open to any High School student.