Bethesda Academy’s Antjuan McKay Commits to Shorter University on Signing Day

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

Pictured Left to Right: Deandrea Savage, mother; Antjuan McKay, Bethesda Academy senior; Antjuan McKay Sr., father; and Kweisi Jones, brother, celebrate Antjuan’s collegiate football signing day.

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.


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.

Cynthia Cradduck
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