Abigail Rawling, a senior, is among 13 student athletes from Class A schools in Michigan to receive a $1,000 scholarship from the Michigan High School Athletic Association.
Rawling will play her third season of varsity soccer this spring and also played two varsity seasons of basketball and two sub-varsity seasons of volleyball.
She was selected as captain of the basketball and soccer teams and made her league’s scholar athlete list each of her varsity seasons.
Rawling is also a three-year member of the National Honor Society and has earned her school’s perfect attendance award, as well as honors in pre-calculus and German.
She tutors at-risk students and mentors freshmen; she will attend Michigan State University’s Eli Broad School of Business, where she plans to major in accounting with a minor in sociology.
“The lessons of self-control and courtesy, even when angry or frustrated, develop the skills to become a person of character," wrote Rawling in her application essay. "The simple things, like a handshake or a verbal ‘good job’ allow opponents and teammates to respect the effort put forth by both sides.
"The same thing is true everywhere, including school or work. The lessons of good sportsmanship are meant to be carried on into life beyond athletics.”
Other Class A girls finalists for the Scholar-Athlete Award were: Maria Lepore of Rochester High and Alexa Giovanatti, Hannah Lee and Alex Taylor of