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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --- Ridgeview High School cheerleader and volleyball star Rachel Castelli won the first ever First Coast News "Athlete of the Year" award.

Of the more than 28,500 votes, Rachel received more than 10,000 votes.

Rachel will receive a $1,000 scholarship from our "Athlete of the Week" sponsor the law firm of Epstein and Robbins at a banquet Thursday night.

The four other "Athlete of the Year" finalists will be recognized at the banquet as well.

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