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Concord Best of Year, 3-Sport-Star sets standards for excellence

Concord Best of Year, 3-Sport-Star sets standards for excellence



MOTIFIES OTHERS JONATHAN MARSHALL HAS MORE. >> CLASS OF 20, GET OUT THERE, TAKE RISKS, DON’T BACK FROM THE UNKNOWN. REPORTER: IN AN ALREADY DISTINGUISHED HIGH SCHOOL TRACK IN MANY WAYS, IT WAS FITTING THAT ELIZABETH BLINN OF THE CONCORD GRADUATION CLASS OF 2022 HAD SOME LAST WORDS AS A VALEDICTORIAN. >> BEING IN A LARGER COLLEGE WITH LOTS OF STUDENTS WHO ARE SUPER INTELLIGENT AND SUPER KNOWLEDGE. IT MEANS A LOT THAT I COULD DO THIS. REPORTER: BLINN HAS ACCOMPLISHED A LOT IN HER FOUR YEARS AT CONCORD. SHE WAS TRULY A THREE SPORTS STAR WHO BROKE SEVERAL SCHOOL RECORDS. SHE HAS THE MOST CAREER BLOCKS IN VOLLEYBALL, MOST ADDITIONAL BASE HITS IN A SEASON FOR SOFTBALL AND WAS CHOSEN TO THE FIRST TEAM ALL PASSED THIS LAST BASKETBALL SEASON. BLINN WAS ALSO REALLY CLOSE TO A STATE SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP. >> IT WAS A SUPER SUPER CLOSE GAME. EVEN THOUGH WE LOST THE LAST ONE, IT WAS ONE OF THE NEXT SPORTS COMPETITIONS I EVER ENTERED. REPORTER: THERE’S A REASON BLINN WAS NAMED A VALEDICTORIAN, THE FIRST OF 371 SENIORS. SHE WAS AWARDED FOUR DISTINCTIONS, HAS BEEN IN THE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, AND HAS BEEN PART OF A NATIONAL STUDENT LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE. >> IT DOESN’T MATTER WHETHER ACADEMY OR ATHLETICS, I REALLY LIKE TO PUSH MYSELF TO REACH THE NEXT LEVEL. REPORTER: A LEVEL THAT BLINN SAYS SHE COULDN’T REACH IT OWN. >> BETWEEN FRIENDS, FAMILY, COACHES, YOU ALL HAVE HELPED ME SO MUCH TO BE THE PERSON AND ATHLETE I AM TODAY. REPORTER: BLINN IS NEAREST BENTLEY UNIVERSITY WHERE SHE WILL PLAY VOLLEYBALL. AFTER UNIVERSITY, SHE HOPES THAT HER SUCCESS MOTIFIES FUTURE CONCORD GRADUATE. >> WHEN YOU WATCH IT AT ALL SPORTS EVENTS YOUNG COMMUNITY MEMBERS ARE ALWAYS WATCHING. I THINK IT’S A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW YOU WHAT LEVEL YOU CAN REACH IF YOU KEEP WORKING HARD, STARTING AT YOUNGER AGES. REPORTER: OUT TO ELIZABE

Concord Best of Year, 3-Sport-Star sets standards for excellence


Graduate Elizabeth Blinn was able to do a lot in her four years at Concord High School.

Graduate Elizabeth Blinn was able to do a lot in her four years at Concord High School.

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