Local HS student shares how she overcame challenges to become one of the top jumpers in the country – WSOC TV

Local HS student shares how she overcame challenges to become one of the top jumpers in the country

CHARLOTTE — A Butler High School student has overcome physical and mental challenges to become one of the nation’s greatest jumpers.

Cheyla Scott is a rising senior and the defending state and national high jump champion.

For someone who’s been through the highest of highs, Scott said she’s also faced the lowest of lows, battling her own thoughts and at one point, depression.

“Yeah, there’s a lot of good stuff, stuff going on outside that people see, but they don’t really understand what you’re going through yourself,” Scott said. “Corona (virus) happened, you really see who really cares about you, doesn’t really care about you and that’s where solitaire, solitaire comes in, and you really don’t know what to do. “

>> In the video at the top of the page, Channel 9’s DaShawn Brown spoke to Scott about how she found the power to soar.

Next weekend, Scott will compete for his fifth straight high jump title at the Nike Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon. His family accepts donations to help sponsor his trip. People can email [email protected] for more information on how to donate.

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