Lakewood High School Swim Season (2015)
BY ANNIE GJINECI AND SOPHIE OJDANIC
SNN Staff Writers
As swim season began in early September, Lakewood swimmers did not disappoint.
“At the very beginning of our district swim meet, my team started a cheer that echoed through the whole building. I was not expecting it, and I don’t think the other teams were either, but it just showed how passionate and focused they were. It sent chills down my spine as they were doing it,” Coach Andrew Holzbog said.
After all their hard work, the boys finished off districts by winning the championship.
“Winning districts was my favorite moment, seeing the excitement in all the guys’ faces was really great,” said senior Jonathan Long, a homeschooled student who swims with his brother Ethan Long.
A little girl with a big voice pursues even bigger dreams
By SOPHIE OJDANIC
SPCHS Student Journalist
Out of a sea of students, she was called to the stage at the Rawlings Elementary Christmas Festival, only 4 years old. Sara Risk, a kindergartener at that time, was the girl heading for the stage. The small girl hopped onto the stage and began to sing “Silent Night.” It was the first time her parents had ever heard her sing.
“We were surprised, because she usually was so shy,” Risk’s mother, Tammi Risk said. “It was the first time we ever heard her sing… it was like a little girl with a big voice.”
Risk, now a sophomore at St. Petersburg Collegiate High School, has been singing since.