When Ani Wedemeyer ‘25 started cross country, she didn’t think she would like it. Two years later, running is a huge part of her life.
“When you're feeling good, and you're running, it feels so great,” Wedemeyer said. “[Running] is a way to push yourself in a way that nothing else does.”
Wedemeyer started running in seventh grade when she joined the junior high cross country team....
For Jonah Bowen-Burt ‘25, soccer didn’t start as a competitive sport. It started as a way to spend time with his grandfather over a shared love for the sport.
“Every time I played [soccer], I ended up having a good time,” Bowen-Burt said. “ I wanted to really commit myself to practicing every day and working [hard]. I just enjoyed it.”
Bowen-Burt started playing soccer when he was...
Emmy McComas ‘25 had never played on a volleyball team when she tried out for the junior high team at South East. Now, McComas is in the midst of her first high school season, where she is playing on the varsity team.
“A big part of [the experience] was David, my junior high coach,” McComas said. “When I first started with him, I had never swung at a ball or anything and he pushed me to ...
When the starting whistle blows, Grace Hoeper ‘25 shoots off the blocks into the water, speeding across the pool and pulling ahead of her opponents.
“I like that [swimming is] more of an individual thing than a team thing,” Hoeper said, “You don't have to rely on anybody and nobody has to rely on you. But, you also get that team experience where you get to win as a team or lose as a team.”