Rachael Simons looking forward to senior year

By Alice Neal
Saturday, June 23, 2018
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Rachael Simons, daughter of Jody and Blake Simons, is looking forward to her senior year at Roy. But that doesn’t mean her other years in high school will be forgotten.

“Honestly, my favorite class was being a teacher’s aide in the art room for Mrs. Willmore,” she said.” I helped paint some wall art in the locker rooms and some other places. Being artsy and adding color to plain walls is fun.”

During the past three years, Rachael has been involved in volleyball, National Honor Society and track. Her track events are the 400 meter, 800 meter high jump, javelin and 4x1600 relay.

Those activities, along with regular school work, are enough to keep any student busy. But Rachael keeps busy in the “off hours” by running, camping, hiking, paddle boarding and cooking.

Something she learned in the past few years is “to not worry about what other people think. Just be yourself and do what makes you happy.”

Rachael looks forward especially to volleyball season.

“I love volleyball so much and can’t wait to give it my all this last year with my team,” she said.

Rachael’s reply to the question, “If you could make a change in the world, what would it be?”, was well thought out:

“If I could make a change, I would stop the want for an unrealistic ‘perfect body.’ Social media has influenced people to believe there is a ‘perfect body’ or a ‘body goal.’ This is causing body shaming and an increase in eating disorders in men and women. I would try to solve this by educating people about how to take care of your body. There is no such thing as a ‘perfect body’.”


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