Benjamin Bontrager-Singer

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Benjamin Bontrager-Singer will be in the seventh grade at Goshen Middle School.

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July 15, 2013

Natalie Newell takes her education very seriously. She is getting her degree in Elementary Education at Bethel College in Mishawaka, IN. She plays softball at Bethel as well.

Newell uses time management to get her work done during the year because during the softball season it can get pretty tight. She often gets her homework done on the bus to away games. She makes time in between classes and softball.

Newell also knows how to prioritize. She puts education before softball. Newell earned the All-American Academic award last year. She knows what needs to get done first.

Newell wants to have a good education and a degree more than she wants to play softball. “For me being able to play softball is just the cherry on top,” said Newell. For Newell softball is just a bonus because she takes her education very seriously.

Newell is a great softball player as well as a hard worker. She should be looked up to by many young individuals.

July 11, 2013

Jewell Loyd has many people to look up to coming into her sophomore year as a basketball player at the University of Notre Dame.

Loyd’s mom was a major role model in her life. Her mom was an English teacher who helped her with speaking in public. Her mom also helped her with her confidence on and off the court.

Loyd’s older brother also was a person that she looked up to. “Whatever my brother did, I did,” said Loyd yesterday at our interview. “If my brother played soccer, I played soccer.” Her brother was a great role model and motivator.

Loyd also looks up to some famous professional basketball players like Kobe Bryant and Skylar Diggins. Loyd said she watches Kobe highlights before each game. “Skylar is like a big sister to me,” said Loyd. No mater how successful or good people are, everyone always has people they look up to.

July 9, 2013

You may have heard of the famous professional marathon runner Justin Gillette. The 30-year-old man who makes his living running marathons has won 64 marathons out of his 126 completed. You might be wondering how can you make a living running marathons. I was lucky enough to have an opportunity to meet him and interview him.

Justin lives an average middle class life. He doesn’t make lots of money but he knows how to use it wisely. “It doesn’t matter how much you make,” said Justin,” it’s how much you spend.”

Justin also gets many sponsors because of all his success. He has running sponsors like Marathon Man, GU and other companies that give him money or products like energy GU and treadmills.

Also Justin plans ahead so that if he will get the money in time to pay bills, because the prize money can take from 4 to 6 months to get to his house.

It may not seem possible that you could make a living running marathons, but Justin Gillette can do it.