Mary Beth Long of Blue Springs was recently awarded a scholarship from the Barbour County Cattlemen’s Association. The $1,000 scholarship was awarded in member of Randall Baxley, a long time board member of the association and who was instrumental in the success of the scholarship program.
She is a 2020 graduate of G.W. Long High School in Skipperville. She will attend Auburn University in Mont-gomery this fall where she plans to major in physical therapy and will play on the volleyball team.
She made school history in volleyball when she hit her 2,000th mark for kills, the most in school history.
She was named the Player of the Year in volley-ball her senior year and she now ranks 15th in the state. G.W. Long won its first Class 2A volleyball state title last year defeating Addison.
In addition to volleyball, she was a star basketball player at G.W. Long. Her team won the state championship back-to-back in softball. She also was crowned Homecoming Queen in 2019.
AWARD SCHOLARSHIP - Mary Beth Long, shown in the center, is presented a $1,000 Barbour County Cattlemen’s Association scholarship from Trip Horne, treasurer of the Barbour County Cattlemen’s Association, left, Standing to his left is her mother, Beth Long.
Participating in the presentation on the right are Lawrence Strickland, president of the association, and her father, Craig Long.