Bethany Rawlinson: A Freshman Who Loves New Caney High School!

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Bethany Rawlinson: A Freshman Who Loves New Caney High School!

Ashley Potter, Writer

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Bethany Rawlinson, a New Caney High School freshman student, proudly asserts she played softball, “Since I was four.” Playing softball for eleven years helped this rising star develop outstanding skills as a pitcher and first baseman. She does have a preference of the two though, “My favorite is pitcher,” she said.

Neither does her favorite position matter, nor does whether she plays or not because immediately before the start of her freshman year, she tore her ACL, a ligament in the knee often torn by athletes, while playing with her competition team. Sadly, she tore it in a most unfortunate manner by tripping over a base not properly secured. Many may say she has a clumsy disposition, yet her poor coordination did not have much influence with this ill-fated occurrence.

Although she will not have the capability to play at all this year, hope still remains in her big softball loving heart. When asked how she felt about her predicament, her comment would have astounded many, “I’m upset I won’t be able to play, but I’ll come back better,” she said determinedly. People probably note her shining pitching and athletic leadership traits with this positive response.

While she rests and recovers, she will have other events and additional work to focus on, such as school tasks and Parker, her nephew whom she loves dearly. Bethany Rawlinson, a straight “A” student, works diligently on homework or projects, and this activity adequately substitutes for the lack of softball in her life. Like always, in English she made an astounding project by creating a wooden quiver with several arrows, so perhaps not participating in school activities benefits Bethany and her grades!

Unlike students who remain inactive and dull, Bethany continues to shock people with how well she can play softball and perform in school. This year may not stand as this student athlete’s favorite, but next year, she will surely return better than ever!!

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