What did you do?
I ran JV Cross Country at my local school!
What organization recognized the achievement?
Earlham Community School District.
How did homeschooling help you achieve your goal?
Homeschooling taught me that if I want to succeed, I have to take it into my own hands, which helped me to push myself and really improve over the season. I’m 15 and a junior, but I had never run before, so I started the season really flat-footed.
But I worked my way up from panting through a 20-minute run with multiple stops to running a 5K in 34:31 at the end! Also, I’ve inspired my two younger siblings to run with me next season–we might even do Track and Field in the spring!
What are your interests?
I play cello and piano and I’m a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
What are you inspired to do with your life?
Uncertain… I know I want to study Liberal Arts, though.
What are your favorite subjects and why?
English, because I’m good at it, Latin because it’s fascinating, and sometimes History 🙂
The photo was taken at Redfield Middle School, Iowa. The picture is of the Junior Varsity team doing a sprint before the race. Left to right, Olivia Spurling, me (Aubrey Nichols), Grace Sweers, Chloe Schaffer, Moran Wylie, and Mia Terry. The runners in red and black are on a different team.