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Abby Williams: The Official Richmond County Female Athlete of the Week

Senior cheerleader Abby Williams has been named the Official Richmond County Female Athlete of the Week. (Kyle Pillar, sports editor)

ROCKINGHAM — To close out the fall sports season, senior cheerleader Abby Williams has been named the Official Richmond County Female Athlete of the Week presented by HWY 55.

Earning her first career recognition, Williams has been a varsity cheerleader for three years. This past weekend’s playoff loss by the football team served as her final time cheering for the Raiders under the Friday night lights.

Athletic Profile

Year: Senior

Fall Sport: Cheerleading

Position: Back Spot

Years on Varsity: 3 Years

“CHEERING ON THE RAIDERS” WITH ABBY WILLIAMS

One of a half dozen seniors on this year’s cheer team, Williams is heavily involved in her academics and with other organizations around campus. 

A dual enrollment student at Richmond Community College, Williams is taking developmental psychology, calculus, Biology 112 and English 112 this semester. She said her favorite classes are psych and math since she enjoys both subjects.

Currently with a 4.7414 GPA, Williams said “the benefit of taking classes at RCC is getting my associate in science degree” by the time she graduates high school in June.

Involved in seven clubs at Richmond, Williams is the president of Beta Club. Some of her responsibilities include leading meetings, updating the club’s bulletin board and organizing and participating in community service projects. Williams added that “Beta Club is everything to me.”

She’s also a general member of the senior senate, the National Honors Society, the National Technical Honors Society, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the environmental activism club and Richmond’s chapter of Health Occupations Students of America.

Over the weekend, Williams placed first at a HOSA conference in the human growth and development category.

On top of all that, she is leader on the cheerleading team, which is getting ready for basketball season.

“As a back spot, I’m the leader of the group who calls the stunt and calls cradle,” Williams said.  “When the bases need help, I’m there to catch the flier.

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“A lot of my job is to be able to know what’s next and be able to be a good leader during games.”

Senior cheerleader Abby Williams walks her family on senior night against Scotland on Oct. 28. (Kyle Pillar/The Richmond Observer)

RAPID RESPONSE VIDEO WITH ABBY WILLIAMS

In her video interview, Williams shares her reactions to Richmond’s overtime playoff loss, a special bond she shares with her dad and sister and what she plans to do once she graduates in June.

The Richmond Observer will publish its Official Richmond County Male Athlete of the Week soon.

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Kyle Pillar is a 16-time North Carolina Press Association award-winning sports editor with The Richmond Observer. Follow the sports department on Twitter @ROSports_ for the best in-depth coverage of Richmond County sports.