Class of 2016
My sweet Alli! I love this girly, and not just because we share the same name AND middle name! Her momma calls us double trouble. I first met Alli at the ice rink when I was coaching and she started taking private lessons with me. Soon, we realize that we were practically neighbors! I became fast friends with her momma and love that I have such sweet friends so close to my new home. Alli is soft spoken and super sweet. She’s also hilarious I swear she has no idea just how beautiful she is.
Alli recently graduated from Pickerington Central and has the whole world ahead of her. Alli is doing what I wished I had done and knocking her core classes out before jumping into a major at a four-year college. So smart!
Looking back at my eighteen-year-old self, I see so much of me in Alli… So much. I was quiet and shy, but when I got on the ice, I was free. I love that we can share this feeling.
Her momma told me she forgot the ring I passed on to her, that she wears almost every day, on their way to her graduation ceremony. She insisted they go back and get it. How grateful I am to be seen in such a light!
I hope you can see yourself in these photos the way I do, Alli. I want you to dream big and be brave enough to take the leap and reach for the stars. You might just become one, right? I know you will become one.