Cross Country Draws New Student to Center Grove

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Emily Putman | Staff Writer

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You can’t tell where a person comes from just by looking at them. Some students have been in CG schools their whole lives; others are new.

One of those new students is Sadie Schemmel, a freshman this year. But she’s not just new to CG schools. She’s new to school.

Schemmel has been homeschooled since she was in third grade. However, when she discovered that she could no longer run cross country competitively once she reached high school, she decided to go into public school.

Schemmel knew that cross country was her passion, so she made the decision to introduce herself back into the schooling system.

“I knew that it was what I loved to do, so it was an instant decision,” Schemmel said. She said she loves to compete and is eager to continue to run throughout her high school career.

Schemmel says she is adjusting to school life well: she’s made new friends and plans to join drama club.

“I want to do the drama club […] mainly spotlights, if possible,” she said.

She has a lot of experience. She’s been involved with productions of Elf, Beauty and the Beast, and Les Miserables. She plans on nurturing her love of drama as a student.

While she says she enjoys almost everything about Center Grove, there is one thing that bothers her: “The iPads. They’re definitely something I’m not used to,” said Schemmel.

Schemmel is a new student this year at CG like many others. However, her transition to the high school is pretty dramatic, all because of her passion for the sport she loves.