Athlete of the Week for March Week 1
Jacqueline "Nicole" Martin
Sparkman High School
Drive. Ambition. Dedication. These are just a few words to describe our first Athlete of the Week for March. Jacqueline Nicole Martin has been working on a very distinguished resume for a while, and it has garnered her local, state and national attention. Beginning with her stellar basketball career, Nicole has been the leader for the Sparkman High School Lady Senators Basketball team since making the varsity squad as a freshman. She was awarded team and local accolades, but it has been her work on the AAU level that has earned her the most notoriety. One could argue that winning an AAU State Championship could be the highlight of a student-athlete's career. You could also argue that being recognized one of the best AAU players in the state and being named a Player to Watch for the 2013 graduating class would be significant moments in a young athlete's career. However, it is likely Nicole say that receiving special recognition from the City of Madison and the Mayor of Madison, a personal commendation from former Alabama Governor Bob Riley and another personal commendation from First Lady Michele Obama for her athletic and academic accomplishments would rank at the top of her personal accomplishments. Her dedication to academics reflects dedication to her basketball team. Nicole carries a 3.53 GPA and belongs to numerous scholastic and academic groups: the National Honor and Merit Scholars Society, the National Society of High School Scholars and the Beta club, just to name a few. Nicole has shown such a high level of competition in the classroom, she has been selected to several college preparatory programs focused on Engineering and Technology. Some of these programs were organized by NASA, the United States Army and the Executive Women's Council. She is also one of only 18 students to receive a personal coin from Major General James Rogers, Commander of Aviation and Missile Command at Redstone Army Base. Nicole is also dedicated to her church and her community. She gives countless hours toward youth ministry projects and volunteer and fund-raising projects at Sparkman High. She is involved with helping teach younger athletes the game that she loves so much. Congratulations, Nicole!
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