Local runner wins High School Heisman

by Matt Lincoln

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Abby Badura looks like a regular high school student.  She takes tests like everyone else.  She does homework like everyone else.  She hangs out with friends, just like everyone else.

But no one else can say, they've won a Heisman trophy.

Last Friday night the Clover Hill senior was awarded the High School Heisman trophy at a ceremony in New York City.  In reality, Badura is not like any high school student.  She has set numerous long distance running records at her high school. Off the field, she's president of her class and has been recognized as Student of the Year and a National Merit Scholar. She also dedicates her time tutoring students and leading a service group that's offered relief to hurricane victims in Haiti. After graduation, she plans on hiking several national parks and attending a top engineering university to pursue a career in biomedical engineering.  She hopes to attend Stanford.

Badura calls her mother her hero, and credits her for all the success she has had.

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