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Student Spotlight: Grace Wright '17

Junior Grace Wright excels in her school work, maintaining a 4.25 grade point average, and also on the volleyball court. One thing many people don't know about her? Her photography project earned her a blue ribbon at the Rush County Fair.

Each week we will introduce some of our student-athletes whose commitment to their education and athletic accomplishments have earned them the Scecina Scholar Athlete Award for the 2015-16 school year.

By Cari Gallagher '93

Name: Grace Wright

Grade School: Our Lady of Lourdes

Favorite School Subject: AP Psychology

Favorite Book: “I don’t have a favorite. I love them all!”

Favorite Quote: “As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is but how good it is, is what matters” ~ Seneca

Academic Honors: President’s Academic Excellence Award (2014, 2015, 2016), Scecina Scholar Athlete (2014, 2015, 2016), Academic All-Conference 2016, National Honor Society

Co-Curricular Activities: Volleyball, Key Club, Student Ambassadors, Baking Club

Junior Grace Wright is an outstanding student and an accomplished athlete. She maintains a rigorous academic schedule and has a 4.25 grade point average. “During my time at Scecina, I have had the opportunity to grow in my education and in my faith,” Grace says. “I have become a better person.”

Away from the classroom, Grace excels on the volleyball court. She is a varsity letter winner. Recently, Grace participated in the Don Shondell All-Star Volleyball Tournament along with Scecina teammates Lauren Ryan and Ria Rebein. The girls teamed with players from Tipton, North Harrison, Concord, Martinsville, and Goshen.

Although she describes herself as an “open book,” her classmates might be surprised to know that Grace earned a blue ribbon at the Rush County Fair for a photography project she completed through 4-H. The 4-H organization has over 6.5 million members in the United States, from ages 5 to 21, in approximately 90,000 clubs. The goal of 4-H is to develop citizenship, leadership, responsibility and life skills through a positive youth development approach.

As Grace looks ahead to her senior year at Scecina, she says “my biggest challenge is figuring out what I want to do in the near future.” She plans to continue her education and possibly attend medical school. She hopes to play volleyball in college. Passionate about her family, friends, and the welfare of others, Grace will crusade for human rights.

Grace is the daughter of Lisa Lowe Wright, a medical laboratory manager, and Scott Wright, a project manager. They are involved in the Scecina volleyball program. Lisa is the team mom, and Scott videotapes all of the Crusader matches.

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