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Scholar Athlete of the Week: Moriah Dunham, Evansville Christian

The Eagle soars not only on the field, but in the classroom as well.

Posted: Nov 2, 2020 9:21 PM
Updated: Nov 3, 2020 1:31 PM

As the all time leading scorer for Evansville Christian's girls soccer program, Moriah Dunham will continue her athletic and academic career at Taylor University next fall, continuing the family tradition of playing at the next level.

"I love them so much and to be able to share a college experience and playing a sport like they did, I'm just super excited," said Evansville Christian Senior Moriah Dunham.

"From a coaching standpoint, athletically to have a girl that you can move around in a moment's notice to different positions on the field to play, at any level, is certainly a benefit as a coach," said Evansville Christian girls soccer coach Eric Miller.

Dunham is just as competitive in the classroom as she is on the pitch, the senior Eagle is ranked 3rd in her class with a 3.75 grade point average.

"Just being, honestly, excellent in everything she does," said Evansville Christian Social Studies Teacher Jeremy Villines. "Her effort is great, her classroom demeanor is great and because of that, she leads more by example than word. She's not a let's go guys in the classroom but she just sets a high standard."

When the three sport athlete isn't busy working out or hitting the books, Dunham is involved in the ECS community. The National Honor Society member is involved in eight different clubs and activities.

I want to follow the example of Jesus," said Dunham. "He gave his whole body and soul to us and I want to do that for other people and be that example. When other people look at me, I want them to see Christ through me."

She gives our young students here at Evansville Christian School somebody to look up to and aspire to be, said Miller.

Moriah could do just about anything she sets her mind to," said Villines. "The most important thing that she's got going for her is a willingness to work hard and find a goal and really work at it."

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