Persistence leads to great things

Emeline Kuether and Kayla Wilson

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“Some people would call it scary, but I trust the people basing me. I know that they will always catch me.” For some people, getting thrown into the air and hoping that you won’t fall sounds pretty risky, but for freshman Grace Armstrong, it’s a daily habit. She’s not scared of flying, and that’s what makes her such a valuable part of the cheer team. Cheering takes up most of Grace’s time, but she finds a way to balance that with school, friends, family and her growing passion for art. Luckily, she has the persistence to keep getting better at everything that comes her way.

Grace has lived in Fort Thomas most of her life, except when she moved to Houston, Texas for three years when she was two. Grace went to elementary school here, and she is a proud Moyer Mustang! She lives in Fort Thomas with her sister, Emma, who is a junior at Highlands, and her brother, who is a freshman in college. Although she dedicates the majority of her time to cheer, her favorite thing to do is hang out with her friends. Whether they are hanging out outside or watching a movie, she feels right at home with them.

For the past six years, Grace has devoted her life to practicing cheer, and it has paid off. She is one of the flyers on the Highlands cheer team. Practicing takes up most of her time, but she doesn’t mind because it’s an activity she truly enjoys. This summer she got the opportunity of going to a UCA cheer camp. Grace is very persistent, which is a good quality to have for cheer. Recently, her goal has been to improve her tumbling. She accomplished this when she finally got a running back tuck by herself. Grace will continue practicing and learning how to get even better at cheerleading throughout high school. This year, Grace is taking an early bird class, and her electives are Bel Canto, Spanish

This year, Grace is taking an early bird class, and her electives are Bel Canto, Spanish l and Art. Of all of these, Mr. Eckerle’s art class is her favorite because she enjoys creating art, as it’s a growing passion of hers. Grace also enjoys her other classes. Last year she achieved Super Honor Roll and an Excellent Achievement in social studies, English, and science. As for the future, Grace says she is definitely planning on going to college, but she doesn’t know where or what she wants to be. Persistence is a great quality that comes in very handy in Grace’s classes, her social life and in her extracurricular activities. All Grace has to do is trust that persisting at what she does will lead her to great things.

Persistence is a great quality that comes in very handy in Grace’s classes, her social life and in her extracurricular activities. All Grace has to do is trust that persisting at what she does will lead her to great things.

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Persistence leads to great things