Scholar Athlete: Marion County Girls Basketball, Jameisha Williams
Fresh off the first girls basketball state championship win in school history, Marion County starting point guard Jameisha Williams begins preparing for track season and back to hitting the books.
“I’m taking two college classes. I’m taking a college english and a college math and then a world history class, I didn’t take my freshman year,” says Marion County junior point guard Jameisha Williams.
She has maintained a 3.8 grade point average throughout the post season and says alot of her success in the classroom is from the support of the community.
“Just the community, like the people around me, like everybody around me is so positive and all of them keep me up,” says Williams.
The girls basketball team will graduate three seniors this year, two of which are starters. Returning as a senior, Jamiesha will have no trouble leading her team having been a starter since she was a freshman.
“I’m kind of a leader with the seniors, like that’s why everybody thinks I’m with them, but I’m not, so it’s not going to be a problem for me, maybe for the other ones to step up, but I believe in them. They can step up with me,” says Williams.
After high school she hopes to play basketball for Valdosta State and study criminal justice.
“I just like helping people and then I just want to know more about the world, like just investigating on stuff that’s going on around the world,” says Williams.
Congratulations to Jameisha Williams of Marion County high school this week’s WLTZ scholar athlete.