Fishers’ Lauryn Parrish wins Mental Attitude Award
Fishers High School senior Lauryn Parrish was recognized following the state championship meet by the IHSAA Executive Committee as this year’s winner of the Mental Attitude Award.
She qualified in the following events for the 2017 state finals, 200 yd. Freestyle, 100 yd. Freestyle, 200 yd. Freestyle Relay, and 400 yd. Freestyle Relay. Lauryn is an Olympic Trial Qualifier and in the three years, she has placed sixth or better in her respective events. She is also a 10-time All American Swimmer at Fishers High School.
Besides being a member of the swimming team, Parrish has a 3.4 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society, Student Athletic Council, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes, as well as several more. She volunteers at the O’Malley Foundation; in which she teaches autistic young adults to swim for exercise.
She is the daughter of Shawn and Aimee Parrish of Fishers and will attend the University of Kansas where she intends to study Business. Lauryn is the fourth Fishers student-athlete to earn an IHSAA mental attitude award and first in girls swimming and diving.
Each year the IHSAA Executive Committee selects a senior who was nominated by her principal and coach and was determined to have best demonstrated mental attitude, scholarship, leadership and athletic ability. The Committee presented $1,000 to Fishers High School’s general scholarship fund in the name of Lauryn Parrish.