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Yukon girls basketball player earns national honor

Rebecka Cammon realizing talents on and off the court

The National Society of High School Scholars announced recently that Yukon High School student-athlete Rebecka Cammon has been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization.

The NSHSS society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated “outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment.”

The announcement was made by NSHSS Founder and Chairman Claes Nobel, senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes.

Rebecka Cammon

“On behalf of NSHSS, I am honored to recognize the hard work, sacrifice and commitment that Rebecka has demonstrated to achieve this exceptional level of academic excellence,” Nobel said in a press release issued by NSHSS. “Rebecca is now a member of a unique community of scholars, a community that represents our very best hope for the future.”

NSHSS President James W. Lewis shared his thoughts on Rebecka Cammon as well.

“We are proud to provide lifetime membership to young scholars to support their growth and development,” Lewis stated in the press release. “We aim to help students like Rebecka build on their academic success by connecting them with unique learning experiences and resources to help prepare them for college and meaningful careers.”

NSHSS members automatically become lifetime members at the time of their initial membership. At each step along the way, from high school to college to career, NSHSS connects outstanding young scholars with the resources they need to develop their strengths and pursue their passions.

Rebecka’s current class ranking in the Yukon High School class of 2018 is 85th out of 610 students. Her weighted GPA is a 4.07.

When she’s not dominating in the classroom, the 5-foot-9 junior guard is dominating on the basketball court. As a sophomore and starting shooting guard in the 2015-2016 season, Rebecka averaged 11.3 points per game, 3.5 rebounds per game, 1.7 assists per game while shooting 25 percent from three-point range.

Rebecka is being recruited heavily by numerous colleges all across the country not just for her basketball skills but for her accomplishments in the academic field as well.

The YHS junior is being sought after by more than 50 universities across the nation to come play basketball and to further advance her already impressive academic career.

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