BATH TOWNSHIP — Madelyn Renner, 18, a senior at Bath High School, is preparing for a career in dietetics.
“Recently I’ve been really interested in how to eat healthy and fuel your body properly and the workout aspect of it too,” Renner said.
Renner is a member of the Bath soccer, basketball and track teams.
She’s hoping her experience in sports will help her in the dietetics field.
“So there’s a lot of options you can do with that like you can be a nutritionist for a sports team or you can work in a hospital. You can work in schools to help keep the staff healthy and help with what the cafeteria serves,” Renner said.
Bath schools start back up on Tuesday and Renner is ready for in-person classes again.
“I’m very excited. I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited for school (to begin),” Renner said.
In March, all of the schools went to a remote learning model, something Renner figured out quickly.
“It was a little difficult at first, figuring out my own schedule, but once I got it down, I didn’t really mind it because I’m pretty self-motivated. I can get my work done. But then it kind of got blah because there was nobody I could talk to. I couldn’t see my friends,” Renner said.
Renner and the Bath soccer team have already started to play games but preventing them from catching COVID-19 has introduced some changes.
“Well every day when we go to practice, we have to wear a mask and then we get our temperature taken and if we don’t have a fever then we’re good to take our mask off and then we just have to stay six feet apart. When it comes to games if we have to ride the bus we have to wear a mask and when we sit on the bench we have to have a mask on and be six feet apart,” Renner said.
Renner is also involved in the INTERACT club, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the National Honor Society at Bath.
As a member of INTERACT they do a variety of projects.
“We pick a different community service like we went to a soup kitchen and we helped there just different things to help the community,” Renner said. “I really like getting involved in helping others in any way that I can.”
Reach Sam Shriver at 567-242-0409.