Olympian Haley Augello visits Young School

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Homer CCSD 33C

Goodings Grove   Luther J. Schilling   William E. Young   William J. Butler

Hadley Middle   Homer Jr. High

Contact: Charla Brautigam, Communications/Public Relations Manager

cbrautigam@homerschools.org | 708-226-7628


For Immediate Release:

Sept. 1, 2016


Olympian Haley Augello visits Young School


Wrestling wasn’t Olympian Haley Augello’s first pick when trying to find a sport to participate in as a child.


First there was soccer; then it was softball. But nothing stuck until she tried wrestling.


“It kept my attention,” she said. “I got bored with the others.”


The Olympian, a Lockport native who competed in Rio, visited Cynthia Bickelman’s second-grade class on Thursday (Sept. 1).


There, she patiently answered questions about her trip and encouraged students (including her younger brother who is a student in Bickelman’s class) to keep trying different hobbies and activities until they find something they love.


“It’s important to have something you enjoy doing,” she said. “And it doesn’t have to be a sport. It can be art, music, food…. If you love what you’re doing, it will be fun.”


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