Congratulations to CCTC Dual Enrollment student Pate Merchant for being a Scholar Athlete nominee

SUMTER, SC (WACH) — Throughout this Friday Night Rivals season, Crosby Roofing will recognize an exceptional student athlete from each participating school with a plaque presentation prior to each game.

This week’s Friday Night Rivals Scholar Athletes of the Week Presented by Crosby Roofing are Kendall Wright from Ridge View and Pate Merchant from Sumter.

Merchant is a 2-year starting quarterback for the Gamecocks and also a member of the baseball team.

At school he has a 4.32 GPA taking dual enrollment courses with Central Carolina Technical College.

In the community Merchant volunteers with Feed My Starving Children, Young Life and his church’s youth group.

He hasn’t decided on his plans for next year yet, but we wish him the very best wherever he goes.

These students are also eligible to win a $5,000 scholarship to be presented at the end of the season courtesy of Crosby Roofing. Crosby Roofing is proud to support and encourage exceptional student athletes across the Midlands. Congratulations to both of this week’s Friday Night Rivals Scholar Athletes of the week!!

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