Today's Athlete of The Day Sponsored By ·
Darting Basketball Academy
Washburn Rural High School Jr. Blues
What do you want to celebrate about your athlete?
Halley has participated in high school basketball, soccer, tennis, and wrestling. She was a two-time state qualifier for tennis doubles. She has always been described as very coachable, she listens, she works hard, and you can watch the changes that occur in her performance due to her diligence.
This year was the inaugural year for Women's Wrestling in Kansas. Halley took 5th in the State. This was a Grand State, which means she competed against all high schools of any size throughout the state. Her 5th place win helped her team secure the State Championship!!! The First-Ever Kansas State Women's Wrestling Champions!!!
My daughter is truly a team player. She encourages all of her teammates to reach for their goals. At the state championship, Halley was spent, it was a hard fight against girls who have been wrestling for years. This was Halley's first year, but her coach told her they needed this win for the team, they could be state champions if she pinned her girl, and that made all the difference! Halley dug deep and made it happen!
"We love having her in our lives and we know that this world is a better place because she is in it."
What life skills do you see your athlete learning through sports?
Sports have taught Halley dedication and perseverance. She can set her mind on a goal and knows with hard work she can achieve it. It has also taught her time management. Halley is an International Baccalaureate student tied for first in the class of over 600! She also works at the county sports fields, and teaches tennis lessons to youth.
She can truly juggle a workload!
What is a character trait your Athlete has that you adore?
Halley can always find the good in a person or in a situation. If she hears someone that is speaking poorly of a person she will speak up and remind them that you have to remember that you haven't walked in their shoes. She looks at a loss and thinks about what she learned while playing the game, and what she can do differently the next time.
She knows that there is potential inside each and every one of us and she is not afraid to speak up and remind us of that!
Besides sports, what does your Athlete aspire to be?
Halley is going to Kansas State and majoring in mechanical engineering next year.
Tell us one thing you want your athlete to know.
I want Halley to know that we are proud of her and that we know she can succeed in whatever she sets her heart and mind on. We love having her in our lives and we know that this world is a better place because she is in it.
ATHLETE OF THE DAY
Darting Basketball Academy
ATHLETE FUN FACTS
Who do you look up to?
Halley respects and admires those who have had to work hard for what they achieve. She understands things do not come easy for everyone and that some individuals must truly work harder for their academic or physical accomplishments. She admires those that make small personal achievements and cheers them on.
What do you love about sports?
Halley loves fitness. She loves physical power and achievement. She likes to challenge herself to be faster, stronger, and to achieve personal goals.
What do you do in your spare time?
Halley loves to read. If she could disengage from school for awhile she would curl up with a great book and drift off into another world experiencing the life of the characters. She also enjoys the feeling of helping others. She volunteers and has well over 300 community service hours.
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