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By Amber Hayden
COLFAX — Kameri Meredith may be completing the final months of her senior year at Colfax High School through online classes, but that hasn’t prevented the 12-time varsity letter winner, who has earned letters in volleyball, basketball, softball, and track and field, from adding one more accolade to her resume.
Meredith is the daughter of Colfax High School teachers Rich and Pam Meredith, and has an older sister, Lakken.
“I have learned many great lessons throughout my academic and athletic career,” said Meredith. “Practice makes perfect is only a concept, in reality, practice makes better.”
Meredith was two points shy of a 4.0 grade point average (GPA) as she wrapped up her senior year with a 3.98.
In her senior year, Meredith’s biggest accomplishments came when she earned 1,000 kills in volleyball and reached 1,000 career points in basketball.
Meredith stated that no matter where you go in life, to be successful you have to be able to handle pressure.
And for the Colfax senior, academics and athletics are filled with infinite pressure situations that you are able to learn and grow from.
“As an athlete, I have had to take the last second shot in a basketball game, the last swing in a volleyball match, bat in the seventh inning with two outs, and anchor a relay to earn points for my team in track and field,” Meredith explained.
For her, it is important in sports to accept that every high pressure situation game will not be a win, and that every play will not go your way.
But as a student, she notes she has had to study hard for big finals, take college credit courses, maintain a high GPA, and wait to be accepted into the college she has applied for.
“These scenarios have taught me how to handle high intensity situations all while keeping my composure,” Meredith explained. “Repeated exposure to these opportunities is the best training for my future.”
This year, 857 seniors were nominated for the WIAA scholar athlete award from 437 high schools throughout Wisconsin.
On May 15, the 32, 2020 WIAA Scholar Athlete Award recipients will be recognized in a video on the WIAA website and broadcast statewide by FS Wisconsin on several dates yet to be announced.
Meredith will receive a medallion, a certificate, and a special plaque for display in Colfax’s trophy case.
“Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play,” Mike Singletary.