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Parker to be Inducted to Athletic Hall of Fame

Brother Michael Wayne Parker will be inducted into the Seneca High School Athletic Hall of Fame on October 6, 2023, during halftime of the home football game at Tom Bass Field.


Parker graduated from Seneca High in 1977.  During his years at Seneca High, Brother Parker earned varsity letters in football, basketball, and track and field.  He played on the 1976 Champion football team and was selected to the All-County and All-Tournament basketball teams in 1977.  But track and field is where he really found success. 


He held 5 school records in Track and Field: Long Jump, Triple Jump, 110 Meter Hurdles, 180 Yard Hurdles, and 300 Meter Hurdles.  In 1976 and 1977, he was the first and second Seneca High athlete to win the State AAA Long Jump Champion.  He qualified to compete in 4 events in the 1977 State Track Meet finishing with 1 gold, 2 silver, and 1 bronze medal for a total of 32 points (the highest individual point total of the meet).  In 1976, Parker was selected All State in Long Jump.  He earned Western AAA All Conference in Track and Field 4 times; 2 Conference Long Jump Championships; 2 Conference Triple Jump Championships; several Conference Hurdle Championships; 2 District Long Jump Championships; 2 District Triple Jump Championships; several District Hurdle Championships; leading scorer on the 1974, 1975, 1976, and 1977 track teams; and 3 gold and 1 silver in the 1977 District Championship (38 points).  He was the Team Captain and lead scorer on the 1976 and 1977 track teams that won the Conference Championships.  He was recognized with the 1977 Shorty Shaver Award for Athletic Excellence. According to Seneca Hall of Fame Track Coach, Fred Golden, Parker’s success put the Seneca High School Track Program on the map.  His success also earned him a full scholarship to run Track at Baptist College at Charleston (now Charleston Southern University). 


While at Baptist College, Parker won the Penn Relays Long Jump bronze medal in 1979 and many long jump titles.  He suffered a career-ending leg injury before the start of the 1980 season.


The Seneca High School Athletic Hall of Fame was established in 2009 to recognize those individuals who, through their accomplishments, have brought pride and distinction to the school and community as an athlete, coach, administrator or contributor to the development and success of the Seneca High School athletic program.


The brothers of the Rho Delta Lambda Chapter congratulate Hall of Famer, Brother Michael W. Parker. 



Anderson, SC (January 7, 2023) --  The Rho Delta Lambda Education Foundation of the Rho Delta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. recognized four outstanding area high school seniors by presenting them with the C. T. Battle Scholarship on January 7, 2023.  The awardees were: 

Nicholas Boseman:  Mr. Boseman is a senior at Wren High School.  He plans to become a Physical Therapist.  

Mekhi Gibson:  Mr. Gibson is a senior at Seneca High School, Seneca SC.  He plans to attend the University of South Carolina and major in  Sports Management.   

Taylor Noble:  Ms. Noble is a senior at T. L. Hanna High School, Anderson SC.  She plans to attend Winthrop University.  Her career ambition is to become a Civil Rights Lawyer.

Caleb Williams:  Mr. Williams is a senior at T.L. Hanna High School, Anderson, SC. He plans to attend the University of South Carolina and major in Aerospace Engineering. 

According to Dr. Jerome A. Hudson, Scholarship Committee Member, “These students have set an excellent example for fellow students to follow, and are deserving recipients of this scholarship. Helping young people continue their education is one of the challenges our community faces, and it’s a mission and national project of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. to help our youth Go to High School, Go to College. We are extraordinarily grateful for the support and contributions we received from members of the community. You are helping us make a difference.”

 C. T. Battle Jr. Scholarship is named in honor of Dr. Charles Tecumseh Battle, Jr..  Dr. Battle practiced medicine in Oconee County from 1954 to 1992.  He was an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and the Rho Delta Lambda Chapter as well as the Oconee and Anderson County communities.  He was designated a Palmetto Gentleman by Governor David Beasley who bestowed upon him the Order of the Palmetto, the highest honor accorded a private citizen of South Carolina.  Dr. Battle died in 1998.  Rho Delta Lambda established this annual scholarship to continue his memory and dedication to service to others.