Editor's Note: The following news brief was contributed by Lawrence Township Public Schools.
Earlier this month, Shurman Riggins, a senior at Lawrence High School, signed a Letter of Intent committing to become a member of the Wagner College football team.
Lauded as being one of Lawrence's star football and track athletes, Riggins is much more than his sporting accomplishments. He is a three-year member of DECA, the competitive business club, and as vice-president this year he spearheaded the campaign to help raise money for a school in Ecuador through the Brick by Brick program.
During last year's international DECA competition held in Utah, Riggins placed 10th in the world for his business planning strategies. For the past three years, Riggins also volunteered for Special Olympics, helping children with special needs feel the thrill of competition.
In the classroom, Riggins consistently challenged himself by taking several advanced placement courses.