Scott speaks to inmates

Published 9:31 am Friday, February 24, 2012

Greg Scott, a former National Football League defensive lineman and founder and chief executive officer of Cover 3 Foundation, recently spoke to inmates at Western Tidewater Regional Jail in Suffolk.

Scott, who grew up in the Sedley area, emphasized that one must have a will to be successful. He came from a large family and had a dream of playing football in the NFL. Scott played for Southampton High School and Hampton University and was drafted by the Washington Redskins and played for five years in the NFL and Arena Football League.

Scott stressed that a good work ethic, attitude and commitment can help one reach his goals. He feels an overwhelming responsibility to share that philosophy with everyone he comes in contact with.

• Renita Snyder, Samantha Jones, Gayle Phillips, Edith Fekete, Barbara Blythe, M.L. Everett and Gary Cross with the Southampton County Farm Bureau will read books about agriculture to students during Agriculture Literacy Week, March 4-10.

Many will read “From Our Fields…To You” by Kellie Worrell, a Carroll County teacher and farmer.

Last year, volunteers from Farm Bureaus across the state read to 54,000 children and shared more than 1,800 copies of “Ready Set GROW!” during Agriculture Literacy Week.

GWEN ALBERS is managing editor of The Tidewater News. Her email address is