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Shelp signs with Augusta University
Star athlete already training for collegiate cross country team
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Dawson County High School senior cross country and track star Chris Shelp signed a scholarship to compete in cross country at Augusta University. - photo by Jessica Taylor
Dawson County graduate, Chris Shelp, was the last athlete of the class of 2018 to officially sign an athletic scholarship before receiving his diploma. On May 23, Shelp signed his cross country scholarship with Augusta University surrounded by his family, coaches and teammates. Shelp has been a track and cross country standout with Dawson County High School since his freshman year. “I just I can’t stop doing it. It just gives me a feeling that nothing else can, especially when I succeed. It makes me feel really good,” said Shelp. “I love to compete and it’s nice to see me bring my times down. It’s something I can really gauge how I get better at it.”