---- — Lawrence High senior Karisha Jimenez is one of 100 finalists for the USA Today Inspiration Award. In a front page Eagle-Tribune story, she spoke of her family losing her apartment sophomore year due to financial woes and being forced to live in a motel in Haverhill.
Jimenez has overcome the adversity for star for the Lancers. She was an MVC All-Star this winter and a tri-captain. She also plays varsity volleyball and softball.
“She learned some life lessons early,” said Lawrence High girls coach Dan Blouin. “She’s a strong person. She persevered. It was a bump in the road and she dealt with it.”
People can vote for her for the Inspiration Award at contest.usatodayhss.com/inspiration.