Scott Wood, who played and coached football at North Wilkes High School and is now the football and track coach at Elkin High School, was one of three recipients of the Lowe’s Campus Captain award for January.

Wood was nominated as a Lowe’s Campus Captain for helping play an integral role in building back sports during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is sponsored by Lowe’s Home Improvement in conjunction with the N.C. High School Athletic Association.

According to a press release from the NCHSAA, Wood identified Elkin students at risk of failing any course, not just his math courses, and then contacted and arranged tutoring sessions. He helped bring together all coaches to make sure no student-athletes fell through the cracks.

Wood helped Elkin students go from 60% failing during the first semester to only a handful in the entire school. Athletic Director Josh Pardue said in the press release, “Coach Wood cares about all kids that walk the halls of Elkin High School.”

The other January recipients were Ben Hayes of Cherryville High School and Michelle Phifer of Union Academy.

The Lowe’s Campus Captain individuals are nominated for being role models, making a difference in students’ lives, exhibiting sound citizenship, excelling in academics/athletics (students), and/or positively impacting their peers. Each recipient receives a commemorative award and Lowe’s Home Improvement gift certificate.

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