WJBF Scholar Athlete: Harlem’s Josie Armstrong

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HARLEM, Ga. (WJBF) — Josie Armstrong’s dream came true in October when she drove in the game-winning runs in the top of the 7th inning to lift Harlem to its first ever state championship in softball.

“It meant a lot to leave with a legacy because we were the first softball team to ever win a state [championship] for Harlem,” Armstrong said. “To leave your senior year knowing you were the first feels good.”

This week, Armstrong is honored as the WJBF Scholar Athlete of the week.

“It means a lot because I work really hard [on] my grades and on the field to be the player I am and student I am, so it means a lot to be chosen,” Armstrong said.

Not only is Armstrong a playmaker on the field, she’s also among the top students in her class academically.

“Josie means a whole lot to this school because you know it’s the first time we wont a state championship since 1981 and she was a great big part of it,” Harlem softball coach Mike Leverett said.” “Plus, she’s one of the tops in her class. You can’t ask for much better than that.”

Armstrong said she isn’t sure where she’ll attend college, but will pursue a degree in chemistry hoping to become a pharmacist.

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