On top of her many extra curricular activities and accomplishments, including three state championships in basketball, being All State in softball and more, Gara Beth Self finds time to excell in the classroom as well.
That is why she is being honored as a Lindy Callahan Scholar Athlete for the class of 2019.
From the MHSAA:
The honorees — one boy and one girl from each of the MHSAA’s eight geographical districts — were chosen for their academic accomplishments as well as their participation in high school athletics and extracurricular activities. The recipients were chosen by a committee made up of MHSAA partners and school administrators.
Each winner will receive a $1,500 college scholarship through the support of MHSAA partners like BankPlus, Mississippi Sports Medicine, C Spire and Polk’s Meat Products.
The 16 scholar-athletes will be honored April 8th in Jackson at the 24th annual banquet.
The awards were created to honor Mr. Lindy Callahan, a long-time athletic director and coach at Gulfport High School and a six-time Hall of Fame inductee.