McHenry Community High School senior Lynette Alsot admits her days are busy.
High school basketball, volleyball, club volleyball, National Honor Society, and more add up to a lot of hours.
But, she said, it’s worth it and especially so when it is recognized. Alsot was selected a High School Winner for a national Heisman Scholarship competition, and a finalist for the state award. Though she ultimately didn’t win the statewide honor, Alsot said she appreciates the experience.
“It is really nice to be recognized,” Alsot said. “Just the recognition alone is so worth it.”
Beyond sports participation, the Heisman Scholarship recognizes high school students who maintain a weighted 3.0 grade point average and serve in leadership positions. In addition to prior stints as captain in volleyball and basketball, Alsot serves as president of the school’s chapter of the National Honor Society and is a member of Warrior Buddies.
She encourages other students to keep an eye out for the many scholarship opportunities and to not be afraid to put your best foot forward. After graduating, she plans to attend college to study an education-related discipline, such as special education or speech pathology.
“I really want to work in a school,” she said.