Milton seniors JJ Bussgang and Greg Livingston will be honored as top scholar-athletes at the 43rd awards dinner of the Jack Grinold Eastern Massachusetts chapter of the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame on May 3. The Scholar-Athlete award is one of the most prestigious in high school football. They were nominated for the award by Coach Kevin MacDonald.
“I was excited when I heard the news. Both academics and athletics are really important to me and I’m proud to be recognized for both of them,” says Greg, who will be attending Middlebury College this fall. He will play wide receiver on the football team. JJ, an offensive lineman, will be playing at another NESCAC school, Bowdoin College, where he hopes to study biology or biochemistry.
JJ says playing on Milton’s football team was “meaningful and fun. As a varsity player, especially senior year, you really get to know the coaches. You are working with them to make the team better rather than just being coached by them.”