This week's Meijer Scholar Athlete is Allyson Richards of Fruitport Calvary Christian.

The senior is a star in basketball, volleyball and track for the Eagles. She is also a star in class, as a member of the National Honor Society the last two years.

After her days at Calvary Christian, Allyson will attend Cornerstone University on a basketball scholarship and study secondary education with a major in learning disabilities.

A lot to do in college, but she has learned the lesson needed to handle it all.

"Basically just that I need to prepare really hard for everything I do and if I don't work as hard as I can then I can't do my best so basically just always try to do my best in everything," says Allyson. "I don't really have a secret. I have my faith, that's what keeps me going to focus on everything that's important in my life."

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