Josiah Jay Lenoir will be in the eighth grade at Goshen Middle School.
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Natalie Newell has set the pitching record of 15-7 beating her coach. But it all started with basketball. Newell wanted to play basketball but one day a coach from a local Little League softball team called to ask if Newell and her sister wanted to join and Newell’s mother said yes.
Now Newell plays for the Bethel College Pilots and the upgrade in the team’s performance and the game speed challenges Newell to upgrade her game and how she plays it.
Natalie is inspired by her parents and Jenny Finch. She is inspired by Finch’s quote, “Dream big and believe.”
As a child Jack Nolan was very into sports in his home town of Boston. He would take a tape recorder and do his own “broadcast” on the games of the Boston Red Sox and Celtics.
Later on, after the games Nolan would stand in the middle of the park and play his “broadcastings” and although people would laugh and joke at him he was determined.
A reason that Nolan wanted to be a broadcaster was because he thought it sounded like “fun.”
Nolan wanted to become a broadcaster because he was very talkative. “I like to talk,” said Nolan.
Although he likes to talk freely Nolan knows that in order to have this career you have to be a good writer.
“The key to communication–any communication–is good writing,” says Nolan.
Justin Gillette ranked No. 2 in the country and No. 5 in the world for most marathon wins.
“A goal of mine is to get a 2:22 pace because that was the qualifying pace for the Olympic Trials,” said Gillette.
Unfortunately that has changed to a 2:18 pace for qualification but Gillette said, “I still go for a 2:22 pace because just because something changes doesn’t mean you change. You never change your goals.”
It all started on February, 14 ,1996 when he was at his aunt’s house in Wynne, Arkansas. He ran 1 mile from his aunt’s house to the local general store and bought a doughnut. Although that seems strange it was the dawn of an era because that inspired him to start running.
Justin has always been inspired by his mother because she would work all day and then do some exercise. The hardest race Justin ever ran was a marathon in Memphis, Tennessee at St. Jude Children’s Hospital, and he saw the children that were terminally ill and that broke his heart. He also had an injury from an incident with a chainsaw.
Justin literally has a miracle baby. Justin was supposed to go to the Boston Marathon but he had to stay to see his baby when she was born. Now he owes his baby his life.