Hilo High’s Sione Holika has won a National Athleadership Grant sponsored by NCSA Athletic Recruiting and the NFL players association. The grant is awarded to a select number of student-athletes who qualify based on leadership in their community, academic achievement, athletics and a required written essay, according to a release
“We are very pleased to be involved with NCSA in assisting in the recognition and the selection of young qualified student-athletes to receive scholarship opportunities,” said DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFLPA. “Anytime you can identify, help and reward future leaders to further their education and athletic pursuits, it’s a win-win and we are pleased to contribute to this worthy effort with NCSA.”
NCSA will work with Sione and his family throughout his high school career and assist him to find a collegiate institution.
“Our passionate team of 300 former athletes will personally guide and educate Sione throughout the entire recruiting process, giving him the tools that he needs to be successful in recruiting and in life.” said Chris Krause, CEO and founder of NCSA Athletic Recruiting.