Bethesda Academy’s Antjuan McKay Commits To Shorter University

Antjuan McKay, pictured with his mother Deandrea Savage
Antjuan McKay, pictured with his mother Deandrea Savage

Antjuan McKay, senior quarterback and de­fensive back for the Bethes­da Academy Blazers, signed a letter of intent to attend Shorter University in Rome, Georgia.

In recognizing McKay’s potential for suc­ceeding at the collegiate level, Shorter University has awarded him with a football scholarship to join their pro­gram next year.

“Antjuan’s accom­plishments in the classroom and on the field represent the best of what the staff and faculty at Bethesda Acade­my aim for, and it’s wonder­ful to see all his hard work and determination pay off,” said Dr. Michael Hughes, President of Bethesda Acad­emy. “We are all very proud of him.”

McKay led the 2019 football team to a 2A Regional championship and a runner-up position for the SCISA A State Champion­ship. Earning a reputation as the first to arrive at prac­tice and the last to leave, he also excels on the basketball court and with the school’s competitive track and field team. In the classroom, he has maintained a 3.0-grade point average.

In addition, McK­ay assists with Bethesda Academy summer youth camps and helps coach the Bethesda middle school football team. Off the field, he participates in the school’s Small Business Internship Program, Envi­ronmental Science Club, Chess Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Bethesda Acade­my is a private day school for boys and young men in grades six through twelve. The diverse student body is served by a staff of 35 dedicated employees, with 70% of teachers holding a Master’s degree. Bethesda offers small class sizes, a structured environment and a strong sense of communi­ty.

Over his career at Bethesda Academy, Ant­juan passed for 5,022 yards, rushed for more than 1,500 yards, threw 46 touchdowns, ran for 21 touchdowns, made 9 interceptions play­ing defense, and was named both a SCISA all-region and all-state athlete. He was also selected to play in the SCI­SA Blitz Border Bowl.

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