Bethesda Academy Senior Accepts Football Scholarship During Social Distancing Signing-Day Ceremony
Team Celebrates with Neighborhood Parade 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy held a signing day ceremony for senior Jaden Wright who accepted a football scholarship from Presbyterian College, which located at Clinton, South Carolina.

Wright has made stellar strides during his football career at Bethesda Academy, and his talents have been widely recognized. He has been named the South Carolina Independent Schools Association (SCISA) Region Player of the Year and the SCISA All-State Offensive Player of the Year. He was also honored at the Savannah Morning News‘ Best of Preps banquet as First Team All Savannah Offense.

To adhere to social distancing practices, Bethesda Head Coach Antwain Turner organized a signing day ceremony to take place safely at the Wright’s home. After the signing, teachers and Wright’s teammates celebrated by honking horns and waving streamers during a neighborhood parade.

Jaden Wright, Bethesda Academy Senior

Jaden Wright signs with Presbyterian College.

“Our 2020 seniors deserve the same, momentous send-off as their classmates before them,” said Turner. “We’re all so proud of Jaden, and we just had to think of a way for the Bethesda community to show him how excited we are for his scholarship because he has most certainly earned it.”

During high school, Wright made 420 Carries for 3,795 yards, 9 yards per carry, 97 yards per game and a grand total of 52 touchdowns for the Bethesda Academy football team. He was named the school’s Player of the Year for 2019-2020, in addition to earning a Player of the Week title from the Savannah Quarterback Club.

Founded in 1740, Bethesda Academy is the oldest child-care institution in the United States. Now it is a private day and boarding school for young men in grades six through twelve and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The 650-acre campus features a variety of athletic teams, a wildlife management and organic farming program and college preparatory curriculum. Through its “Lead The Way” initiative, students have access to exclusive integrated learning and leadership opportunities. For more information, visit or call 912.644.4376.