Scholar Athlete: Makiah McCracken

This week's Meijer Scholar Athlete is Makiah McCracken from Newaygo.

This week's Meijer Scholar Athlete is Makiah McCracken from Newaygo.

The senior maintains a 3.6 grade point average and is a member of the National Honor Society while also dominating on the wrestling mat.

Mac has been a 4-year captain on the wrestling team and in December he notched his 100th career win.

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His senior year of high school, he's been dedicating an hour of his school time to help tutor students with learning disabilities.

He's been wrestling since he was 5 years old and hopes to wrestle in college while working on a business degree. He says the sportsmanship of wrestling and the drive needed to succeed are lessons he'll always take with him.