ELIDA — AnnaMarie Rose, 15, a junior at Elida High School, is exploring her options as it comes to her college education.
“I either want to go into business or become a math teacher. I’ve always been really good at math and I love helping people and even now I try to tutor some students and it’s just something that I really like to do. For business, when I first joined Grit 9, [a business run through the school that specializes in web design and photo scanning] that’s what really got me into it because I’m not into the tech stuff, really. I really like the business side, and even now, I’m the treasurer, so I take care of the budget and money coming in, going out, that kind of stuff and I like the management of the business,” she said.
She’s hoping to attend Ohio State’s main campus after graduation from high school.
Rose is a member of the soccer team and is a cheerleader at Elida High School.
“I love being with all of the girls there. They’ve all just become, pretty much, my best friends since the beginning of the season. We talk all of the time. We have fun after school, at practice and at games,” she said.
Rose says she has found her cheerleading experience is helped by playing soccer.
“Just a little, yes. It definitely helps with jumps and staying energetic throughout the game because it can get kind of tiring sometimes,” she said.
During the fall, she cheers on the Elida football team.
“I love the enthusiasm. I love cheering on my team from the sidelines and being able to get everybody else excited about the game also,” she said.
Rose also likes participating in cheer competitions, which are even more athletic.
“Once you get into competition, it’s more tumbling, doing stunts, jumps, all of that. We won first at the [Allen County] fair. It was very impressive. As we get better, we can get involved in other competitions. One of the girls that’s on the team this year, at her old school, her competition cheer team actually went to world’s [in Florida],” she said.
Rose is also happy with her experience in Elida schools.
“I like the staff. I like the teachers in how involved they are in the student’s lives, how caring they are. I like that everybody is pretty much easy to get along with. It’s really nice,” she added.
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