Congratulations to Big Spring High School Senior Rachel McCalister on earning both a track scholarship and an additional $50,000 academic scholarship to attend Eastern Connecticut State University!!
BSHS Principal Mike Ritchey, advised the students in attendance to the Letter of Intent signing that Rachel had to put in lots of hard work, not only as an athlete, but into her academics as well.
Rachel told KBest News that she's been competing in track and field since junior high. When asked how she felt to be able to accept both scholarships for track and academics, Rachel stated, "I was really shocked to get both, but I'm blessed! Just like Mr. Ritchey said, it takes a lot of hard work in the classroom and I believe I accomplished that."
Rachel says that she will major in Pre-Med or Biology while at Eastern Connecticut State University.