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Hague woman earns national award

HAGUE - The National Junior College Athletic Association is proud to announce Jocelyn Fischer of Hague has received national recognition.

Fischer, a student at Adirondack Community College in Queensbury, is the winner of the 2009-2010 Lea Plarski Award given by the National Junior College Athletic Association.

The Plarski Award is handed out annually by the NJCAA to the student-athlete who exemplifies sportsmanship, leadership, community service and academic excellence coupled with athletic ability and achievement.

The Hague woman is the lone recipient of the award. There are 57,000 junior college athletes nationally.

She is the daughter of Pam and Robert Fischer.

Fischer led Adirondack as captain of the women's tennis squad, while also contributing in her community.

Fischer is currently pursuing a degree in nursing and volunteers with the Hague Fire Department as a critical care emergency medical technician. She also serves as an EMT with the Warrensburg EMS.

As part of her volunteer work Fischer has created her own training videos to help instruct fellow EMS staff members and students. She also teaches EMT continuing education courses, is the webmaster of the Hague Fire Department website and regularly visits local schools to lecture about the dangers of drinking and driving.

Outside of her commitments in the medical service community, Fischer has volunteered for the past seven years at the Silver Bay YMCA Conference Center, giving tennis lessons, teaching weight training, first-aid courses, lifeguarding and photography classes, while also helping with marketing and day-to-day operations.

Fischer has also found time to excel on the tennis court. She has earned both All-Mountain Valley Conference and All-Region 3 honors in back-to-back seasons at Adirondack CC. She was the No. 1 singles and No. 2 doubles finalist the past two seasons in Region 3. She helped guide Adirondack to its first undefeated regular season in school history in 2008-09.

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