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Hobbton High Student Marches to Her Own Drum

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NEWTON GROVE — Senior Meredith Britt of Hobbton High School is quite a diverse student-athlete. She plays softball and volleyball and plays them well.

She is also an honor student very much involved in extra-curricular activities.

Meredith may not be all-state in sports, but she has been all-state in band, as a drum major for the Wildcats marching band.

"When you have so many activities, you really learn to schedule your time a lot better," Meredith says. "When I don't have as many activities, I find I wait until the last minute to do things instead of having a set time for everything."

Her coach says she has the right attitude.

"As a person, she wants to achieve. She doesn't necessarily want to do better than the next person, but I think she really wants to do the best that she can do as a person," says coach Russell Jones.

Her father -- Hobbton's veteran football coach -- agrees.

"She has treated athletics like she did the classroom. She's very competitive in everything she does, whether it would be music or on the stage or here in the athletics," says Al Britt. "Her mom and I are extremely proud of her."

Meredith Britt is the winner of this week's Extra Effort Award. Tom Suiter's Extra Effort award airs Wednesdays during WRAL's 6:00 News.

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