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Ava Pokopatz
Hannah Susany, freshman, plays right field for the softball team.

Hannah Susany is a freshman student-athlete at Struthers High School. She is a single-sport athlete who spends most of her time practicing softball, while also juggling school work and home life.

The softball season is getting ready to kick off with a new group of students coming in from middle school. The girls coming in have a few winning championships on their backs, getting ready to strengthen their new teammates.

Susany is looking forward to the upcoming season. She is confident in her teammates and ready to dominate the competition. She is a bit nervous about being able to keep up with the older girls, but she’s still excited.

“I feel excited because I feel like we’re gonna do so good. It’s a little bit nerve-racking playing in front of the seniors because you want to do good in front of them or even just everyone in general,” says Susany.

She has been playing softball for a long time, and she has grown to love the sport over the years. Although high school has been a big change, she has been able to adapt to the changes and become a better athlete.

A major challenge that comes with the commitment of softball is having to fit time in for the “student” part in “student athlete.” School work becomes a bit difficult when most of her time is spent at softball practice. She often finds herself not being able to finish all of her work. 

“Sometimes, it is hard to do school stuff because you have a long day at school and then go right to softball. Also, it’s hard managing Mathia because you have no time to do it,” says Susany.

From middle school to high school softball, there’s a very big leap. There are many things that change. 

One thing specifically sticks out to Susany.

“They are a bit more stern and it’s every single day, before it was 3 times a week, maybe 4. It also used to be very funny all the time and you could be late and goof around while still getting your stuff done, but now you kind of have to be your best,” says Susany

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Livia Waback
Livia Waback, Feature Writer
Livia is a freshman at Struthers High School and is a feature writer in Journalism 1.  Her favorite part about school is writing. She’s a freshman representative for Student Council and plays softball. She likes to draw, paint, and volunteer for the Interact Club.  She is planning to keep her grades up to A’s and B’s. She also wants to volunteer as much as possible. She is very excited to play softball this year and support her friends in their sports.  
Ava Pokopatz
Ava Pokopatz, Feature Writer
Ava Pokopatz is a senior at Struthers High School and is 17 years old. This is her first year in Journalism.  Ava’s favorite food is sushi and pasta. She really enjoys going out with her friends and just going and driving around. She is a member of the National Honors Society. She is planning on having the best time and memories during her senior year.  Ava has been involved in the Struthers school community for a little while. She was a part of the track team her freshman and sophomore year, but she does plan on running again for her senior year. She is also participating in many different clubs through the school. She has been a wildcat for almost her whole life.  Ava is really looking forward to experiencing journalism and finding her writing style. She really enjoys writing so this will be a great way for her to express herself. She is doing this with her favorite teacher Mrs. Mickler, so she is going to have an amazing year.
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