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TC student-athlete receives scholarship award

TC student-athlete receives scholarship award

Cheyenne Perry


POSTED April 5, 2011 11:04 p.m.

Cheyenne Perry, a four-year volleyball and softball player at Turlock Christian High, has been awarded scholarship money as one of 49 winners of the A. Dale Lacky/CSEA Scholarships for outstanding performances in athletics, community service and academics during high school.

Perry won $600 in scholarships, and the Turlock Christian senior and the rest of the Lacky winners will be honored at the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Breakfast Awards Ceremony, which will take place on Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. at Hutchins Street Square in Lodi.

The award, which honors former Section and State CIF President A. Dale Lacky, recognizes the top student-athletes within the Section. The scholarship committee selected four male and four female students as the recipients of a $1,000 scholarship, with the remaining nominees awarded a $600 scholarship each.

Perry, who was the only area athlete to receive the Lacky award, received scholar-athlete honors every season and was an all-league softball player her sophomore year. Besides athletics, she’s also involved with the Harvest Community Church youth group, Turlock Shines, a local cancer walk and she passed out Christmas cards at a convalescent hospital. She also chaperones middle school dances and works with the Turlock Pregnancy Center.

Perry is part of the Samaritan Club, G.U.M.P. Club and helped initiate Turlock Christian’s Eco Club and Literature Club. While maintaining a 4.1 GPA, which ranks her No. 4 in her class, the future Boise State student is the senior class president and was nominated to represent her school at a National Youth Conference. She plans to study English in college with a writing emphasis and hopes to work as either a journalist or teacher.

All schools were allowed to play one extra volleyball game and an extra boys and girls basketball game with 50 percent of the gate helping make the scholarships possible. More than $24,000 was generated through the foundation games, while the balance of money came through California School Employees Association.

Also to be honored on Tuesday is Pitman High baseball coach Mick Tate, who is one of six recipients of the Section’s Model Coach Award. His recognition was announced in last December.

To contact Chhun Sun, e-mail csun@turlockjournal.com or call 634-9141 ext. 2041.

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