Homer CCSD 33C
Goodings Grove Luther J. Schilling William E. Young William J. Butler
Hadley Middle Homer Jr. High
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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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