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East Oktibbeha County High School senior Shondra Nichols is a well-rounded student and this weekâ€™s academic all-star.
â€śShondra does well not only in academics but excels in athletics as well,â€ť teacher Pam Roberts said. â€śSheâ€™s a well-rounded student and exhibit great character.â€ť
Shondra is a member of both the varsity softball and basketball teams. In basketball, she was named defensive player of the year. Outside of school, Shondra is a member of her church choir and enjoys crocheting.
In school, Shondra is on the A and B honor roll and lists math as her favorite subject â€śbecause itâ€™s challenging,â€ť she said.
She takes her academic career seriously and says that EOCHS is a great learning environment with caring teachers who push their students to excel, she said.
â€śI want to learn because I know when I get out of high school everything I do will be based upon what I have learned,â€ť Shondra said.
â€śShondra shows great leadership potential towards her fellow classmates and teammates,â€ť Roberts said. â€śShe approaches and meet all challenges with a positive attitude. She leads by example and encourages her classmates to do the same.â€ť
Shondra has received awards in school for having the highest class average in pre-algebra, algebra I and II and Spanish.
Shondra is the daughter of Angela Brown and Lonzie Nichols.