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Central VA Students Recognized for Academic, Athletic Success

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The 23rd Annual All State Foundation and Virginia High School League Achievement Award lunch The 23rd Annual All State Foundation and Virginia High School League Achievement Award lunch

Two high school seniors from central Virginia are being recognized for all their hard work in academics and athletics. The 23rd Annual Allstate Foundation and Virginia High School League (VHSL) Achievement Award lunch is underway in Charlottesville.

The pair is among 19 students from across the state to receive an award and scholarship in this year's ceremony. They say their experiences in and out of the classroom have shaped their successful high school careers.

The Allstate Foundation and the VHSL are hosting a luncheon for all the recipients and their families at the Omni Hotel Monday morning.

Western Albemarle High School senior Margaret Spindel won the group 3A Academic Activities Award. Fluvanna County High School senior Hannah Meador received the group 4A Female Athlete Award. Both students say leadership skills from different activities will be helpful as they go onto college.

“I put sports and school activities a little above everything else in my life. I did so much that I really appreciated all the experiences that I got. I met so many cool people, I made a lot of life skills that you don't get from academic classes,” said Spindel.

“I set my goals in academics too and I think athletics have helped me learn how to push myself to do my best all the time,” said Meador.

Spindel will be going to James Madison University and plans to major in nursing. Meador will continue to pole vault at the University of South Dakota and plans to major in kinesiology and sports science

Each student will get a $1,500 scholarship. The achievement award is sponsored by 313 member schools overall.

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