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Athlete of the Week for March Week 4

Bayleigh Hicks

Bayleigh Hicks
Sparkman High School
3.6 GPA
Sport: Dance

In order to succeed in life, one must constantly look at things in their own unique way. The innovators, the trailblazers, even the great movers and shakers throughout history have, at one point in the lives, been described as “dancing to the beat of a different drum.” If history holds true, our next Athlete of the Week winner is off to a great start. She has been dancing since she was three years-old. We would like to introduce Bayleigh Hicks as our Athlete of the Week for the last week of March 2012. She is a senior at Sparkman High School and, as we said earlier, is a dancer through and through. Bayleigh’s early start with dancing earned her numerous awards over the years as a competitive dancer, but more than that, her quick start prepared her for the Sparkman Dance Squad. A squad well known for its excellence in cheer and dance, Bayleigh’s experience helped her dance team earn national honors and place her at the top as Captain of the Sparkman Dance Team. Despite two hip surgeries and six months on crutches, Bayleigh was still engaged with her team as a coordinator and when she finally returned to competition, assumed her position in the center of the dance formation. Her commitment to excellence carries over to the classroom, where she’s an honor student carrying a 3.6 GPA. She’s heavily involved with various clubs and organizations at her school and has been recognized for her academic achievements by her church and by a local sorority. In her community, Bayleigh has been an on-going member of GEMS (Girls Empowered to Maximize Self Esteem) where she has served as Chaplain and participates in several organized community service projects each year. She also supports Manna House and has graduated from the Huntsville/Madison County Youth Challenge program. Congratulations, Bayleigh!

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