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Justice’s Freshmen On Varsity

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As the winter sports season comes into full swing, some talented fresh­men are start­ing their high school season on a varsity team. Most fresh­men usually make the fresh­man or junior varsity team, but others are able to show that their talent and skill is more advanced on plac­ing them on the varsity team. 

Fresh­man Taylor Rivers is a member of the varsity girls basket­ball team. Even though it was her first high school basket­ball season, she has been play­ing since the age of 10. Play­ing many sports as a kid, Rivers says “I hopped between sports for a while but basket­ball has been the one sport I’ve stuck with, and want to move forward.” 

Start­ing your high school season on varsity comes with its own chal­lenges, but moti­va­tion is always key. “I would say what moti­vates me is my friends and the deter­mi­na­tion I have to make my coach proud of me because, out of the five years I’ve been play­ing basket­ball, I’ve never had a coach push me as much as my current coach,” said Rivers. 

With moti­va­tion also comes inspi­ra­tion. Rivers looks at her upper­class­men team­mates as mentors. When asked who inspires her in her basket­ball jour­ney she says “I would say some­one in the WNBA but actu­ally one of my friends who I play with inspires me alot, and it has bene­fited me in many ways. My team­mate Halima Hajhas­san has inspired me a lot because she has a lot of skills that I lack and could learn from her and build on to progress.”

Fresh­man Forest Archam­bault is a member of the varsity dive team. Many people are influ­enced into sports by their siblings, and Forest is one of these people. “I started swim­ming around the age of six. My sister Ocean Archam­bault moti­vates me as well as all my coaches.” Conclud­ing the season Archam­bault says “My season as a Fresh­man has been great, I’ve had lots of fun and I’m look­ing forward to next season”.

Fresh­man Raine Jeff is a member of the varsity cross coun­try team. Cross coun­try being a fall sport Raine had to manage start­ing their first year of High School and manag­ing their time while being on the varsity team. “I was pretty excited, but I didn’t believe they would pick me,” Raine says. The sport of cross coun­try takes a lot of time and dedi­ca­tion. When asked at what age they started running they said “My parents are runners so I’ve grown up running on and off, but it was never intense till I joined the cross coun­try team this year.” Lots of people find it hard to be consis­tent with a sport but, Raine uses moti­va­tion to keep them­self on track. “I’m moti­vated to prove I belong. It’s hard to believe I belong on the team, and I contin­u­ously work hard to prove myself that I belong” Raine says.

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Dania Eldirdiri, Staff Writer
Dania Eldirdiri is a sophomore journalist. She is a new addition to the journalism class. She joined this class because she enjoys writing and interviewing others. She also loves interacting with others and finding out the newest information about important events and issues going on at Justice High School. Dania is involved in various activities, clubs, and sports across the school. She is very passionate about writing and plans to continue.

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