Freeport, Illinois — Six Highland Community College student-athletes were named Academic Student-Athlete Awarded recipients by the National Junior College Athletic Association.
Timothy Dawson of Clinton, Iowa and Bethany Shuman of Orangeville were named Superior Academic Achievement Award recipients. This requires a 3.80-3.99 GPA.
Timothy Dawson, who was on the men’s bowling team, had a 3.83 GPA and is attending the University of Iowa to study Mechanical Engineering.
Bethany Shuman, who played volleyball for Highland, is going to Illinois State University to study Elementary Education. She had a 3.92 GPA.
Chris Arnold, Miranda Grisham, Hanna Metzger, and Courtney Walker were Exemplary Academic Achievement Award recipients. This requires a 3.60-3.79 GPA.
Chris Arnold of Warren played men’s golf and had a 3.70 GPA. He is attending Northern Illinois University to study Marketing.
Miranda Grisham of Lanark played women’s basketball and had a 3.75 GPA. She is attending Illinois State University to study Animal Science.
Hanna Metzger of Forreston. She played volleyball and had a 3.83 GPA. She is attending St. Ambrose University as an Occupational Therapy major.
Courtney Walker of Lanark played women’s basketball and had a 3.75 GPA. She has obtained her Life Insurance License and owns Symmetry Financial Group.
Caption: (Left to Right) Courtney Walker, Timothy Dawson, Bethany Shuman, Chris Arnold, Miranda Grisham and Hanna Metzger