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THE WINNER: Anoush Shehadeh
School: Phillips Academy (Andover, Mass.)
Position: Distance runner
Athletic achievement: She captured second place at the Foot Locker Northeast Regional championships this past season with a time of 17:32.3. Shehadeh also qualified for the national Foot Locker Cross Country Championships, where she finished fourth, crossing the line in 17:35 to earn All-American honors. A two-time New England Preparatory School Track Association individual champion in cross country, she captured her second straight NEPSTA Division I title this past fall, breaking the tape in 17:38 and leading the Big Blues to third place as a team.
Academic excellence: Shehadeh has maintained a 4.5 GPA on a 6-point scale.
Exemplary character: An accomplished oboist and guitarist, she has volunteered locally as a math and science tutor and as a childcare volunteer.
“Anoush Shehadeh is one of the strongest and most consistent athletes to come through our running program,” said Phillips Academy head coach Rebecca Hession. “She has incredible self-discipline and a true passion for competition. She pushed herself to new limits during the interscholastic season, which prepared her to face regional and national competition with poise and confidence.”
THE FUTURE: Shehadeh will be a senior this fall.