Anderson, an all-conference performer in volleyball, basketball and softball, is a young woman who goes after each sport as hard as she can.
"She is a competitor. As far as academically and athletically, it is always competition that motivates her," says Clinton basketball coach Karen Fox.
Anderson says she loves to win and compete
"I expect so much from my teammates," Anderson says. "I expect them to give 110 percent as well as me giving 110 percent."
Clinton volleyball coach Craig Mann says Anderson has the best work ethic of any athlete he has ever coached.
"She is the first one to practice and the last one to leave," he says. "She is a very unselfish, motivated player that is willing to do what it takes to put together a winning team."
Anderson is a honor student and a computer whiz. She also has never missed a day of school in her life.
"If I am not playing ball, then I am studying. It is very important to me, especially to be in the top ten of my class," she says. "I'm always working to make straight A's. That is my goal."
Teacher Kathleen Squibb says Anderson has a big heart.
"She wants to be the best. She wants her projects to be the best," she says. "Any work you assign her, you always know that it will be top-notch. She is really happy about what she is doing."
Amy Anderson 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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