Thursday, September 15, 2005

Henley going to Jackson State
• She’s driven by volleyball, academics

(Editor’s Note – The following article is reprinted from The Portland, Oregon, Observer.)

When Amy Henley was a freshman at De Le Salle North Catholic High School, she could barely serve a volleyball. Now four years later, to say she has improved would be an understatement.

A first team selection in the Northwest League and a most valuable player for top rated teams at De Le Salle North, Henley’s talents are not only recognized on the local level but also by the head volleyball coach from Jackson State University in Mississippi.

After graduating this year, she plans on attending the university on both athletic and academic scholarships. A middle blocker on her volleyball team, she will major in elementary education or mass communications. Jackson State is part of the Southwestern Athletic Conference and an NCAA Division I school.

Henley is part of the first graduating class from the De Le Salle North, which opened four years ago.

Along with volleyball, she maintains a 3.0 grade point average, is very involved with campus activities like yearbook and black student union, and serves as vice president of Christian Youth Fellowship.

Her coach, Dennis Carline, said he is very proud of Henley’s accomplishments. She is the daughter of Myrtis L. Henley, a graduate of St. Mary High School now residing in Portland, Oregon, and the granddaughter of William M. and Mae L. Henley of Holly Springs.


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