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6 Bear River athletes receive college scholarships

Bear River High School is proud to announce the signing of five senior girls and one senior boy for collegiate athletic scholarships.

It takes a tremendous amount of hard work and dedication to earn an athletic scholarship. These young women and young man are not only exceptional athletes but great students who are involved in their school and community. All of these girls currently have GPAs of 4.0 or better.

Maddi Dunn, who played both soccer and basketball at Bear River, is headed to Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colo., on a soccer scholarship. She is a leader among both her teammates and peers on the court and at school. She is very excited to be playing soccer for the Colorado College Tigers.

Rachel Last is headed to Simpson University in Redding to play softball for the Red Hawks team. Her high school softball coach praised her for her consistency, showing up to every practice ready to play and leading others by example. She had a walk-off home run in the last game that clinched the league title. She will be a great addition to the Simpson team, the coach said,

Sierra Mitchell ran both cross country and track for Bear River and will be attending Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Ore., on a track scholarship. Mitchell started running when she was in fourth grade and has not stopped yet. She looks forward to living and training in the Ashland area and is looking forward to attending the Shakespeare festival there.

Teryn Rath is headed across the country to play volleyball for McDaniel University in Baltimore, Md. Rath played both volleyball and basketball during her high school career and was a leading force in both sports. She will become a McDaniel Green Terror.

Hayley Winter who swam at Bear River for the last four years will be starting school next fall at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. She will become part of the Big Green student body.

In addition to these five girls, Karsten Staples has also signed his letter of intent to play volleyball at Concordia University in Irvine. He has played volleyball since seventh grade and it has always been his goal to receive an athletic scholarship.