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North Davidson tennis standout Khali Maxfield-Davis and East Davidson multi-sport athlete Jose Romero have been named two of the eight recipients of the Willie Bradshaw Memorial Endowed Scholarship, according to a press release Thursday from the NCHSAA. 

The annual grant provides $750 of scholarship support to an outstanding African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native and/or Asian Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American student athlete participating on a sanctioned varsity team at an NCHSAA member school. Of the eight regional recipients for the scholarship, one male and one female will receive an additional $1,000 as state award winners. 

The statewide recipients will be announced at the NCHSAA annual meeting on May 3 at the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill. 

A senior at North Davidson, Maxfield-Davis was the No. 1 seed on the Black Knights tennis team and a three-time all-conference winner. She won the Class 2-A Midwest Regional to become the school's first women's tennis state qualifier. Maxfield-Davis has a 4.30 weighted GPA going into her final semester at North Davidson, is vice president of the National Honors Society, active in the "Brutal Black" spirit club and Junior Civitans Club.

She is undecided on where to continue her education, but wants to study accounting. 

A senior at East Davidson, Romero has served as the soccer team captain the past two seasons. He qualified for Class 2-A regionals in track as a sophomore and junior as well. Romero has maintained a 3.76 weighted GPA at East Davidson. He plans to study graphic design in the fall at the college of his choosing.

The Willie Bradshaw Memorial Endowed Scholarship is named after Willie Bradshaw, a Durham-native who was inducted into the NCHSAA Hall of Fame in 1995 and National High School Hall of Fame in 2010. In 1943, he played on the Hillside High School football team that had a perfect record. Bradshaw was the first African-American city or country athletics director when was hired for the Durham City School system. 

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