Generally, high school is a series of twists and turns that may leave students feeling hopeless; with essays, study guides, and exams around every corner, there is a very real need for stress relief. While some may wind down with a box of donuts from Johnny-O’s and their favorite Netflix show on loop (no judgement, of course), others turn towards a more active means of de-stressing. Meet sophomore Isabella Perez, a leading member of Logan High’s girls varsity cross country team.
After only two years of the sport, Perez has become one of two girls to represent Logan High’s cross country team at the state level this season. Her passion and dedication to the sport has been described as unprecedented and special, qualities of a particularly driven athlete.
“What I like in cross country is the feeling of being accomplished,” Perez said. “While you’re running, you know you can push yourself and feel your body be pushed as it never has been before. It makes you feel strong.”
“Isabella is a hard working athlete who will never give up. She is always striving to be her best self in everything she does."