The Taylor Haugen Trophy

An Award of Prestige and Honor

Maddie Hiers

2019 Trophy Winner

Lydia Turner

This February, Lydia Turner of Rocky Bayou Christian School was named the 2019 Taylor Haugen Trophy Winner in conjunction with the All Sports Association. It is evident that she lives her life by the same character traits as T: Faith, Community Service, Leadership, Academics, and Athletics.

Lydia is the captain of her volleyball and basketball teams, while also lettering in softball. She holds leadership positions in Student Government Association, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Leadership Trek while maintaining a 3.94 GPA. She has tirelessly served her community, volunteering for various summer camps, mission trips, events with her church, and RBCS’s Serve-a-lution. She has developed a love for community service while spending time at Heights Tutoring Center.

Faith and perseverance are two integral parts to Lydia’s life. Spending any amount of time with her, it is easy to see that everything she does points to Jesus. Her faith in God is the central part of her “Don’t Quit… Never Give Up” story. Lydia was able to persevere though anxiety and panic attacks by focusing on God. Her first panic attack left her feeling helpless and scared. After feeling like she had no control of her body, she was left searching for answers.

Unsure of what was happening, her mom took her to the emergency room after a panic attack had lasted so long that she passed out from a lack of oxygen. The medical staff explained panic attacks, causes and how to avoid them. However, they still affected her daily life. Sports and certain classes became a challenge. She tried to push away the reality of panic attacks, but had to face the truth with her teachers and friends. Lydia found strength and focus in God. To overcome and persevere though her panic attacks she would focus on Psalm 28:7, “The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.”

Lydia plans to attend Florida International University and major in finance.

Watch Lydia’s Speech

This year’s Trophy Winner shares an encouraging story about her battle with anxiety and panic attacks. Listen as she tells her story at the FCA All Sports Breakfast. It’s a powerful reminder – Don’t Quit… Never Give Up!

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