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PBHS alum chosen for leadership

Friends University men’s basketball player Jacob Simmonds has been selected as one of only 14 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics student athletes nationwide to participate in the 2012-13 Red Cross/NAIA Collegiate Leadership Program.

Simmonds, a sophomore from Peabody, is majoring in health science, has made the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll all three semesters at Friends, and currently holds a 3.97 grade point average. Simmonds has volunteered at the university’s Salvation Army Day and is active in his church community.

For the Red Cross/NAIA initiative, student-athletes will learn from civic and business leaders how to uncover their leadership potential off the field. The participants will organize campus blood drives, participate on a leadership board, and take part in diversity and cultural competency training. For their efforts, students will receive scholarship support by the Red Cross and State Farm Insurance.

Last modified Feb. 2, 2012