Newaygo Athletic Boosters Recognize Senior Athletes with First Annual Scholarships
Sophia Frisbie and Jessica Sanchez are the recipients for this year's Newaygo Lions Athletic Boosters club scholarship.
Both graduates completed applications that included describing a history of volunteering in and around the Newaygo community including the school or youth organizations; having achieved at least one varsity letter at Newaygo High School; and demonstrated a positive-impact involvement and/or significant improvement/success in scholarship and community involvement.
Their accomplishments include GPA’s of 4.6 for Frisbie and 4.8 for Sanchez. They were both multi sport participants and had extensive volunteer experience during their HS years. Sophia plans to attend University of Notre Dame majoring in engineering and Jessica plans to enroll at Grand Valley State University, majoring in Science/Nursing.
Their dedication and lessons in sports and their overall HS experience was expressed in their applications and provided insight as to their successes on the playing field, in the classrooms, and in the community.
Frisbie stated that: “When it comes to sports, people may look at my achievements and think that I am “naturally gifted” because I grasp skills that I learn from practices, lessons, and drills relatively quickly. However, I do not attribute talent to the successes in my life. In truth, all of the accolades I received through athletics were earned not only because of the support from phenomenal coaches and teammates, but also because of my commitment to investing hundreds of hours of work into my passions.”
Jessica put it this way: “My teammates have pushed me to be a better athlete and compete in each game like it’s my last. These friends are the ones who encouraged me each day during practices and pushed me because they knew that I could perform better. My teammates have believed in me after a shanked volleyball pass, a missed layup, or a strikeout. They picked me up when I became frustrated with my own performance.“
The Boosters are pleased and proud to award these two outstanding young women this year’s scholarship of $750 each.