Scholars in the Spotlight: Caroline Braungard's genuine personality earns her PE award

Caroline Braungard is the female physical education Burrowes Scholar for 2016.
Caroline Braungard is the female
physical education Burrowes Scholar
for 2016

Braungard has been playing softball for roughly ten years. She remembers quite fondly playing with her sister and learning a lot from her. She enjoyed the time they were able to play together on the school team. She also plays field hockey in the fall, but plans to continue to play softball in college. She's interested in going into the medical field, and is hoping that she'll get a good mix of both her passions in college. 

"It’s important to be able to balance what you love," Braungard says.

To her, sports are not only fun, but a great stress reliever as well. In season, Braungard feels more focused and dedicated to her work because she has learned to stick to a schedule. She would like to thank her whole family for teaching her not to give up, especially her Dad for being at all her games to cheer her on. She would also like to thank her many coaches and teammates for all the great memories they've made together. 

"I'm so close with all my teammates. We're all great friends, and we've shared so many ups and downs in and out of season," Braungard says with a sincerity that struck her teacher, Mr. Brad Heeter.

"Caroline distinguishes herself both academically and physically, but what sets her apart from others is her genuine personality," Heeter says.
Braungard is a part of the softball team that went undefeated this season and now enters the playoffs
Braungard is proud to be recognized as a Burrowes Scholar because it represents all the traits of being a team player:  being respectful, nice, and showing leadership.

With attributes like that, it's not hard to see why she was such an obvious choice.

This is the ninth. article in an series featuring each of the high school recipients of the Burrowes Scholar award, which is given to one student in each subject area who demonstrates academic excellence in that subject. For more articles, visit this page. The series is coordinated by senior staff writer Mackenzie Miller, a three-time Burrowes Scholar herself.

--Kate Schultheis, Reporter; Photos by Schultheis and Payton King, Staff Photographer

Edited: JB

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