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ABC ALL-STAR: Frenchtown's Vanessa Stavish

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Vanessa Stavish has been a successful multi-sport athlete since her freshman year at Frenchtown, and in her senior year on the hardwood, she did something very few do, she scored her 1,000th point a couple weeks ago.

"It was on the goal sheet, I wrote it down, and looked at it all the time. But to actually accomplish it was such a great feeling, and having them here to watch it was so great, and all that comes from all the hard work, the passes from my teammates, and the coaching I've had, it comes all of that," says Stavish.
 
While it was on her goal sheet, she didn't go around telling people about her opportunity to reach the mark, something her teammates know is impressive.

"So rare. So rare, and I didn't even know that game I had no idea.  I heard the crowd saying '18 more' and I didn't know what they were talking about, but they were encouraging her, our coach was encouraging her, it was awesome," says Frenchtown senior guard Kayla Blood.

While she's been successful in all her sports, what makes Vanessa our ABC-Allstar is what she does away from them. Just last summer, as part of a mission trip through her church, she traveled to Costa Rica.

"We got into their schools by playing basketball, but then while playing basketball we shared our testimony with the kids and let them know about our faith, and what we have faith in, but it was so great to get basketball into their lives because down there it's (all about) soccer," says Stavish

Through her time in Costa Rica, Vanessa says it gave her a whole new appreciation for the luxuries we have in Montana.

"Just to be able to play a sport like basketball at your high school, it makes you so thankful because that's not a chance they get down there.  They don't get to play soccer for their high school, there are no sports, unless it's on your own time and you choose to do anything down there.  It was crazy to be able to see that, and it makes you thankful for what we do have," says Stavish.

Back in Frenchtown, Vanessa is part of the National Honor Society, and spends time before and after school tutoring her peers, and is an elementary aid for, as she hopes to become a teacher.

"I have her in class this year too, and she is very serious about making sure she makes the right decisions in all facets of her life, so she's pretty mature, and it's a good thing to have as a coach and a teacher," adds her coach (and teacher) Jim Tolman.

Vanessa plans on pursuing an education degree while attending MSU-Billings and playing basketball for the Yellow-Jackets.

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