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Athlete of the Week for November Week 1

Amy Carden

Alison Jay
Clements High School
3.8 GPA
Sport: Cross Country / Track and Field

Although every sports requires you to do something in addition to having your legs move your body, cross-country could be looked at as that one sport that you just need to have a good pair of legs for success. This could not be further from the truth. It takes a very strong pair of legs, but it also takes an incredible amount of mental toughness to be a successful runner. Our first Athlete of the Week in November knows this like the back of her hand. You see, Alison Jay has been running for a long time and has the awards to prove the strength it takes to be successful in the track. This Clements High School Senior has had her name carved in to Limestone County Cross Country lore, with her FIVE county Cross-Country Championships. Although she was sidelined her Junior year, Alison made great strides her first two years at Clements having made the All-State Cross Country competition and placing third overall her Freshman year and fifth overall her Sophomore year. Her skills have also garnered her accolades as a member of the Track and Field team. That mental toughness she shows on the track is reflected in her school work as she carries a strong 3.8 GPA and has become a permanent resident on the Honor Role. She even finds time to be a part of the Beta Club. Alison has shown great dedication to her community in the amount of service she has been providing over the years. She has helped with Saint Jude Hospital for more than five years. She has also helped families meet their needs during the holiday season for six years. Alison has helped raise money for races, volunteered for Special Olympics and even makes time to collect food for needy children. Great work for our first Athlete of the Week in November. Congratulations, Alison!

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