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Rachel Scoggins plays two spring sports.

Em Paquette

Rachel Scoggins plays two spring sports.

Rachel Scoggins

Rachel Scoggins came to BSM freshman year and has been a great addition to the student body. With her kind hearted spirit and ruthless sense of humor, she has brought laughter and fun throughout her four years at BSM.

Next year for college, Scoggins will be attending North Dakota State University. Although it wasn’t where she was planning on attending, she is still excited. “I want to go to North Dakota State University because it’s the perfect size for me. With each grade around 3,000 is what I was looking for. I’m still not positive about how the location will work out for me since I’m more used to living near a bigger city in Minneapolis. I was also a little hesitant to attend because I wasn’t sure what the people would be like, but after I visited it this last October, it felt like the right place for me,” Scoggins said.

Scoggins participates in both softball and track. She just started track last year and isn’t necessarily a star, but she still loves the sport. “I started [track] last year so I don’t have any awards but I do love the sport and the feeling of achieving hard work that comes from it,” Scoggins said.

I definitely learn a lot from her just because she always pushes everyone else to be better around her and she holds herself to a really high standard… which I think makes her a great person and individual… in every aspect of her life, she wants to do the best she can

— Sofia Jenkins

Softball has had a much greater influence on Scogginsthroughout her high school years. She started playing in sixth grade and loves the teamwork that is necessary to successfully play it. “I like softball more [than track] because it feels more like a team and they can always cheer me up if I’m having a bad day,” Scoggins said.

Scoggins’sĀ favorite class has been physics mainly because of her relationship with her teacher, Mr. Tanner Stevens. “My favorite class is physics, 100%. I like Mr. Stevens a lot, and he was actually my teacher for teacher appreciation day,” Scoggins said.

Something that Scoggins values greatly is her family. Her confidence and sense of humor comes from her mom, who she is very close with. “Everyone in my family has different kinds of humor and it turns into a mess when we’re all being funny. My mom and I just like to, I would say judge people, but like in a funny way,” Scoggins said.

Scoggins has valued her time at BSM because of the many connections and friendships she has made with her fellow classmate, and all the lessons she has learned from them. “I can make a friend anywhere, and as much as I ‘judge’ people, I want to be their friend. Having friends is a big deal because you need connections and people to be there for you all the time and without friends, you’re just by yourself and that’s not so fun because there is a whole world and so many things you can discover just by being friends with somebody,” Scoggins said.

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