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Athlete of the Week for February Week 3

Cara Estes

Cara Estes
Sparkman High School
4.0 GPA
Sport: Basketball

It can be a challenge to change schools, especially in the middle of your high school career. Making new friends, fitting in and finding your place among a new student body seemed to come natural to our Athlete of the Week from Sparkman High School. Cara Estes began her successful high school career in South Huntsville. She was a force to be reckoned with, as early as middle school, where she was an All-City basketball, volleyball and track athlete. Cara was even recognized as the most outstanding student-athlete in her middle school. Fast-forward a few years and we find Cara making a name for herself as a Grissom Lady Tiger. She tried her hand at softball and even a little soccer, but it was always basketball that she found the most success. She was a starting guard for the Lady Tigers basketball team as a sophomore and junior and led the team in scoring her junior year. She made the move to Sparkman High School her senior year. She made the Lady Senators varsity basketball team and has helped lead them to a #1 ranking in Girls 6A basketball. In the classroom, the success continues. Cara is on pace to graduate with an Advanced high school diploma. She has a 4.0 GPA and a full schedule of advanced placement classes. She has passed numerous AP classes already, which has caught the eye of several universities. Cara is very active with her church's youth program and continues to organize mission activities for underprivileged children in Huntsville. She has participated in Relay for Life and has participated in Powder Puff football games to raise money for breast cancer research. Congratulations, Cara!

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