Anna Newton attends Bulloch Academy. She's an outstanding student, she is the leading scorer onn the basketball team and a middle distance runner on the track team.
Her farorite subject in school is American history because it teaches us so much, "It's where we come from. I love reading about it. I took AP US History last year and it was the best class I've ever taken."
Newton has already made history of her own at Bulloch Academy. She passed the 1,000 point plateau last year as a junior and is still leading the Lady Gators and loves being with her teammates. "I just love playing with them," said Newton. "They're so much fun. My team really makes it what it is. I wouldn't want to play with any other girls, I love them so much."
"The thing that sets Anna apart is just how much she cares about her teammates and about being a better player," said her coach, Paul Webb. "Anna is probably one of two or three of the most skilled players I've coached in 27 years I've been around basketball, just very fluid player, has a jump shot that a lot of people say is just like a boy's jump shot."
Newton added that this season could be special for the Lady Gators, "This year's my last year so I want it to be the best. I really think we have a chance. This is the best team we've had in a long time if we all just come together. I want to win a state championship. I need to be a leader, a really good leader because everyone looks up to me so I really need to be a good example for everyone."
In the classroom she has the same kind of attitude, getting the most out of her experience. "Hard working, that's probably the best way to describe her," said science teacher Barbara Connor. "She has a really strong work ethic. She is really diligent. She doesn't procrastinate until the last minute, usually, like a lot of teenagers. She carries that work ethic over to her sports, as well."
In her spare time, Newton volunteers with various causes like the Bulloch County Relay 4 Life, the Alzheimer's walk, the First Methodist soup kitchen, among others. "It's like rewarding. It's a self fulfillment kind of thing, I guess."
Next fall, Newton will begin classes at the University of Georgia where she plans to major in science, especially chemistry and physics.