Lillie Lanham is in the spotlight.
The following is from the City of Bay Minette Facebook page:
Lillie Lanham is the real deal. This Perdido School eighth-grader has been a part of the 1A County Championship teams in volleyball and basketball and also plays for the school’s soccer team. Her skills on the court resulted in All-Tournament honors in volleyball and the MVP award for basketball.
Lillie is also a member of the Peer Helpers and maintains good grades in her classes.
Volleyball and Basketball Coach Lori Rider said she is a great leader on and off the court and was the obvious choice to serve as her teams’ captain.
“She is someone that I could always count on and her teammates as well as younger kids look up to her,” Rider said. “She was the best I have ever had in my eight years of coaching. I could count on her for small things like getting the practices started with stretching, as well as big things like using her athletic ability and leadership skills to bring us back when the team started to fall apart during games. She is always so positive about everything.”
This future Lady Tiger possesses a can do attitude and the desire to make things happen! #playlikeaLadyTiger.
From published reports:
The #playlikeaLadyTiger campaign got its start last year when friends Tina Covington and Amanda Selph were discussing ways to promote and encourage young girls to pursue their best self, whether it was as an athlete, an academic or a student leader – or a combination of all these things. Both graduates of Baldwin County High School, Covington and Selph set their sights on promoting the accomplishments of female students at their alma mater. After playing around with variations of the “Play Like a Girl” theme, the two settled on #playlikeaLadyTiger to pay homage to the school’s mascot.