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Monday, March 23, 2015

Highlands, Laskey, To Sign Letter of Intent April 6

Highlands High School senior Meredith Laskey will sign a letter of intent to play tennis at the United States Air Force Academy on Monday, April 6, 2015, at 3 p.m. in the media center at Highlands High School.

Laskey’s tennis career at Highlands began in 2008 when, as a fifth-grade student, she qualified for the high school varsity team. Laskey has remained on the varsity team since then, and recently won her 150th career high school varsity match on March 16.

Her many achievements include

  • Regional Singles Runner up 2008
  • Regional Singles Champion 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Member of Region Champion Team 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • KHSAA State Singles Runner-up 2014
  • KHSAA State Singles Semi-finalist 2012
  • KHSAA State Singles Quarterfinalist 2011, 2013
  • KHSAA State Round of 16 2008, 2009, 2010
  • KHSAA All State Team 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Cincinnati/KY Enquirer 1st Team, All Northern KY 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Cincinnati/KY Enquirer Athlete of the Year (Tennis) 2013, 2014
  • NKAC Division 2 Player of the Year 2009-2014
  • Highlands Babe Ruth Award 2014

Laskey received her nomination to the United States Air Force Academy from Senator Rand Paul in January and was offered an appointment in early March.  She will report to the Academy in June for In-processing for Basic Cadet Training and then be sworn into the U.S. Air Force.

“I'm happy Meredith will get to pursue her dream of playing college tennis at a service academy,” said Kris Laskey, Meredith’s mom and Highlands High School girls head tennis coach. “Her work ethic and team player mentality should serve her well both in the classroom and on the court at Air Force.  I know she will make Highlands proud as she wears the royal blue and white for USAFA Tennis this fall!”

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