School: Bettendorf High School
Coach Name: Jennifer Stiener
Sport: Gold Dusters
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Coaches' reason for the nomination: She is a two-year member of the team. She’s also the sophomore representative for our team. Even as a sophomore, she is already stepping up to be a leader everyday at practice. She is determined, hard working and is a great role model to everyone on the team
How the athlete trains: "I train almost everyday, four hours a day as a competition dancer at Studio A Dance Co. When I am dancing I also try to push myself and strive for everything to look perfect."
Athletes advice for others who want to play this sport: "My advice to anyone who wants to try dance is, you have to have a passion for it. Dance takes a lot of hard work. You have to put your blood, sweat and tears into it, no matter how hard it gets (I know I have). Dance is so much fun and a great way to get physical exercise and have a lot of fun."
Athlete’s plan after high school: "I want to become a pediatric nurse and work at St. Jude Children’s Hospital. I plan on going to a community college for my basics, then going to nursing school."
-- Kelley Lent