Salute To Seniors is a medium for "senior farewells". We invite this year's seniors to tell their stories from the past four years. With the loss of the spring season we hope we can offer a chance to reflect on all the great moments this class did get to experience.
The series will run into the summer. Please note that there is a queue of submissions that keeps growing so there may be a wait until final publishing, but we will get to your piece.
What was your most memorable race?
My most memorable race was my first ever Varsity race Freshman year at Rocket Relays.
What was your greatest accomplishment?
My personal greatest accomplishment was running for the first time after I was cleared to return to activities after I was extremely sick and hospitalized, missing most of my Freshman year season.
If you are writing a letter to your younger freshman self, what are some items that might include?
I would tell my Freshman self to continue to try new events because you never know which one event(s) you will love.
What were the most difficult obstacles you had to overcome?
The most difficult obstacle I had to overcome was having pneumonia with effusion Freshman year and missing most of the spring track season, school, and travel soccer season for the months I was recovering and not cleared for any activities.
What will you miss the most?
I will miss my teammates, coaches, and meets.
What advice would you give to younger athletes?
Advice I would give to younger upcoming athletes is to try new events and don't be afraid to try something completely new.
What are your post-high school or college plans?
I will be playing Division 1 soccer at Winthrop University where I will also study Biology and have minors in Film Studies and Coaching.
Who would you like to say 'thank you' to?
I would like to say 'thank you' to my coaches, teammates, and meet organizers for making these events happen.