Features — 08 May 2012
Features:  Herrs accomplished much in athletics and academics at Rock Creek

Senior Lizz Herrs has accomplished so much at Rock Creek. Winter Homecoming queen. State champion in javelin. A part of the girls basketball sub-state championship team. Mostly, Herrs will be remembered for her on-the-court and on-field achievements, but something that most people may overlook on Herrs’ resume are her academic achievements.

Herrs has earned Rock Creek’s Athletic/Academic Wall of Fame — something that is quite prestigious. To be on the Wall of Fame, a person must receive All-State recognition, all while maintaining at least a 3.5 GPA.

“The grade part wasn’t really that hard,” Herrs said. “I just kept doing what I have done before. I didn’t change a thing.”

Herrs has stayed in the top half of her class rankings throughout most of her high school career.

“Athletes just need to realize that there needs to be a balance between school and sports,” Herrs said. “When that happens, they’ll do just fine.”

One of Herr’s track teammates, junior Kennedy Brown, said that Herrs is a role model, yet also a down-to-earth person.

“Even though she works hard, she still has a good time and is fun to hang out with,” Brown said.

Due to her balance and hard work, Herrs will be going to the University of Oklahoma next year, where she will join the track team to throw javelin.

“I think it’s great that she realized that she was good at javelin and decided to really work at it,” basketball and track assistant coach Amy Blackwood said. “Just look at her now. She’s going to college on a sports scholarship!”

By Jacob Milham, Business Manager

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