Dansville Track and Field
Favorite TV Show: Bones
Favorite Movie: Hacksaw Ridge Favorite
Musician/Band: Audrey Assad
Favorite Social Media: Pinterest or Snapchat
If you could eat dinner with any athlete: Simone Biles
Pets Name(s): Cooper, Rory, Ivory Belle
Q: What types of hobbies have you used to fill your time during this break? Any new hobbies that you’ve picked up?
A: Since this break started, I have read, knitted, made jewelry, and other small craft-like things. I haven’t really picked up any new hobbies since then.
Q: What has it been like adjusting to doing school online? Any challenges? Any unique interactions with teachers over the computer?
A: Adjusting to school online was fairly easy for me. Yes, it’s weird since I’m used to doing schoolwork in the presence of friends and teachers, but I think I’ve adjusted fairly well. I don’t really have any challenges right now and I hope it stays that way. I think one unique interaction I’ve had online with a teacher was explaining a fun game to them and conversing with them a bit.
Q: What types of things have you done in an attempt to stay in shape?
A: I have gone on long walks and have done different workouts here and there with my older sister, Grace.
Q: What are your plans after high school graduation?
A: I plan to work in the cosmetic field, hopefully with my hair dresser. At that time or after a couple of years, I hope to go to Dansville’s community college for business.
Q: Where do you see yourself ten years from now?
A: I see myself with a family and working in a career that I love.
Q: Is there any advice that you would give to the underclassmen or youth kids in the area about taking advantage of every game/practice?
A: My advice would be to use these games and practices as experience. Learn from them. You’ll make mistakes, so don’t beat yourself down when you make them. After making a mistake, remember it so you can apply what you’ve learned from it to better yourself. Push yourself as far as you can. Make a goal and do everything you can to reach it. In individual sports such as track, do as well as you can. Don’t stay at the level of others, but instead push yourself to excel above them. But respect them. Push them. Just one person cheering you on makes all the difference. In team sports, such as volleyball, encourage everyone around you. Push them and yourself to be better. This is not an “I” sport but a “we” sport. You only win when you work together. Keep positive thoughts in your head. Also, be coachable. Coaches are there to help you and not to just hound you, although it may sometimes feel that way. They know what’s best for you. Last but not least, enjoy the time you have because, trust me, it’s over before you know it.
Q: What’s your favorite memory of participating in a sport at your school?
A: There’s not just one favorite memory I can pinpoint. I love every memory I have with my teams. If I was to sum up recurring memories though, it would be the bus rides. We always had so much fun, singing at the top of our lungs and laughing and just talking about anything and everything. I will say that I am really going to miss these.
Q: How meaningful would it be to wear your school jersey again, even if it was for one final game?
A: It would mean a lot, but it wouldn’t be the same if I didn’t have my team there with me. Even though I loved wearing my school jersey and I was proud to wear it, it was the people that made the games meaningful.