Jackson Emery, the son of David (Jr.) and Amy Emery of Vernon, was recently named a Pop Warner Regional Scholar, which means he is in the top 5 percent of New England Pop Warner football players for the 2016 season. He plays for the Brattleboro Generals on the Junior Pee Wee team.

To qualify for this honor, a player needs need to have a GPA of at least 96 and be involved in non-athletic extra curricular activities as well. Jackson won Math Olympiad last year and does Restorative Justice and student council at Vernon Elementary school. He is 11 and in the 5th grade.

He was invited to Gillette Stadium to receive his award where he got a tour of the stadium. He met and got autographs from alumni Patriots players. Recently he was also notified that he has been named an All American Pop Warner Scholar which is the top 2 percent of players in the United States, out if about 350,000 players in total.