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story.lead_photo.caption Anna Dawson

Anna Dawson had plenty of support to land on the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's All-Academic Team.

The Camden Fairview graduate was written about in two nomination letters for the team from the school's Athletic Director Ricky Tucker and teacher J.J. Mosley.

At a glance

SPORTS Volleyball, basketball, softball

COLLEGE Ole Miss

GPA 4.17

ACT 30

NOTEWORTHY Played volleyball, basketball and softball at Camden Fairview, and earned letters for three years in all three sports. … Beta Club co-president. … Member of National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, National English Honor Society and Key Club, among others.

"Anna is a well-rounded student athlete," Mosley wrote. "Anna knows the meaning of hard work and dedication. Anna is truly a leader in the classroom, athletics as well as all of her endeavors."

Dawson was Camden Fairview's salutatorian, earning a 4.17 GPA. She also had a 30 on her ACT.

When told of her nominations, Dawson was proud.

"It's really rewarding," Dawson said. "My teachers motivated me."

Dawson was a three-sport athlete at Camden Fairview -- volleyball, basketball and softball.

With playing three sports, time management was important for Dawson. She said she would spend three to four hours after practice every night working on homework.

In addition to athletics, Dawson was the co-president of the school's Beta Club and was a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, National English Honor Society and Key Club.

"It was not easy," Dawson said. "I worked hard and tried to maintain my grades. I sacrificed a lot of stuff."

Dawson will attend Ole Miss, where she'll major in chemical engineering.

"I had no connections to Ole Miss at all," Dawson said. "My friend's cousin goes there. She told me about it and I thought, 'It might be kind of cool.' "

Sports on 07/28/2019

Print Headline: All-Academic Team -- Anna Dawson, Camden Fairview

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