Washington, GA (WJBF) -- Balancing Academics and athletics is a tall task, but it's one that Washington-Wilkes star Jesse Echols excels at.
This week's WJBF Scholar Athlete award winner earned MVP honors on her tennis team, and she was named the best outfielder on the Tigers softball team. She excels on the field and is also in the top 10% in her class. She's also completing her certification process to become a nursing assistant.
Jesse's tennis coach, Lindsey Guin, was a scholar athlete award winner at Washington-Wilkes five years ago.