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Sports Spotlight: Volleyball

This issue’s Sports Spotlight features two Volleyball players, junior Miranda Harley and senior Brynna Walthers. Their Q&As are below:

Miranda Harley, defensive specialist, is a junior in the House of Faith and a Student Ambassador. She has been playing volleyball since third grade and is in her third year on the Providence team.

Question: How did you get interested in the sport?
Answer: I just wanted to try something new in third grade and actually ended up loving the sport, making me want to play club volleyball as well.

Q: What do you like about being part of the PHS Volleyball team?
A: I love that being on the Providence team is like being a part of a second  family. I’m so close with every person on the team and have made so many good friends through the program.

Q: What are you looking forward to this season?
A: I’m really looking forward to postseason and the road to state!

Q: What has been your favorite service activity?
A: My favorite service project I’ve done is when the volleyball team all went to St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Charities Women and Children’s Home to help clean up the living space for the mothers and their kids. I really liked interacting with the women there and seeing how our simple actions brightened their day.

Q: What is your favorite subject in school?
A: My favorite subject is Spanish because I find it really interesting to learn the language as well as the culture.

Q: What is your favorite part about being a Pioneer?
A: My favorite part about being a Pioneer is the overall atmosphere here at Providence. Anyone can see that this is a school that values not only education, but also emphasizes all other aspects of student life.

Q: What are your college plans at this point?
A: Currently, I’m thinking about attending the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University Bloomington.

Brynna Walthers, senior defensive specialist, is in the House of Justice, a Student Ambassador, and a member of the Pinterest, ProLife, and Corn Hole clubs, the National Honor Society, and several service organizations. She has been playing volleyball since fourth grade and has played year round with club and school ever since.

Question: How did you get interested in the sport?
Answer: A lot of my friends were wanting to play, and I immediately loved it.

Q: What do you like about being part of the PHS Volleyball team?
A: I love being part of the PHS volleyball team because it is a second family with my teammates and coaches. We spend so much time together as we compete together, study together, do service together, and generally support each other constantly. It’s an amazing group of people!

Q: What are you looking forward to this season?
A: I’m looking forward to our volleyball team being really successful in our postseason, my senior retreat, and senior year-end activities with all my close friends.

Q: What has been your favorite service activity?
A: This year, my favorite service activity was when the volleyball team spent a day of service for St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Charities, and it was really special working together and accomplishing a lot of very helpful tasks for the residents and workers there.

Q: What is your favorite subject in school and why?
A: My favorite subjects in school would be a tie between language arts and history classes because I’ve had amazing teachers in both areas who have taught me so much about what I’m interested in long-term.

Q: What is your favorite part about being a Pioneer?
A: My favorite parts of being a Pioneer are the friends I’ve made and the faith-filled environment and awesome spirit of our school.

Q: What are your college plans at this point?
A: At this time, I’ve not decided which college I plan on attending, but I’m planning a career in law.

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