By Elizabeth Needham
From the classroom to the tennis court, Cambrie Anderson finds nothing but success. Cambrie is one of the sweetest girls and Logan High and serves as Student Body Historian and has a spirit for Logan that most do not.
Cambrie stepped onto the tennis court for her first time when she was eleven years old. She didn’t actually start playing competitively until she was in in 7th grade but that is when she found her love for the game. She was a talented singles player but nothing compared to her doubles game. She originally played doubles with Heather Roskelly but then as she went to the Junior Year she played with Bethany Olsen. For her Senior Year, she played first doubles with her original partner Heather Roskelly. Heather said, “I am so happy Cambrie was my partner this year. She made practicing and playing even more fun! Our coach always told us to ‘Do it for your partner’ and I know that Cambrie and I always did it for each other.” In their season they went undefeated. It seemed as if nothing could stop this dynamic duo.
In their Region Matches, their biggest rivalry was Ridgeline High School. They beat Ridgeline twice in regular season play. However, when they met their rivalry at the Region championship, they fell short. Cambrie and Heather both felt the defeat to Ridgeline of the past week and came back with new fire under their wings.
They went into the state tournament as a second seed. They worked their way up the bracket and they ended up in the final Championship match against, of course, Ridgeline High School. “After Heather and I lost our undefeated region season in the championship against Ridgeline, we felt kind of defeated. But it ended up being such a great reminder of what loss feels like. It was good to lose, to re-motivate us. Heather knew the whole time that we could win. Our goal at the beginning of the season was to take state, but after the region loss I had a hard time believing we could. I wanted to win for me, but I wanted to win for Heather even more so."
The game was intense and every move counted. Heather and Cambrie pushed past their loss of the past week and came out as State Champions! “Revenge was sweet! We won when it really mattered! I learned that hard work really does pay off. I learned that if you want to accomplish something – you can if you work hard. It was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Heather and I worked so hard all season to achieve our goal. It was so cool to end my high school tennis season with such an accomplishment and to end it with my best friend who started it all.”
Cambrie also excels in the classroom. She maintains a 4.0 while taking very difficult classes including one in particular, AP American History, “I learned so much from AP American History. I learned how to write essays and challenge myself. Right now, I am taking medical anatomy and terminology. I love this it! It’s hard because I’ve never taken a class like this before.” In the words of Mr. Soffe, "Cambrie is a fine young person, she never quit in the classroom even if it got hard."
And as if Cambrie Anderson could not get any better she is also the Historian of Logan High School. She was a Junior Executive in the past year and has been a leader of the school ever since. She has absolutely loved serving, despite some bumps along the road. “It has not always been easy, but it’s always rewarding. I love planning activities for students and meeting new people. I’m forever thankful for the opportunity to serve. I have learned how to work with others and I’ve made friendships to last a lifetime.”
Cambrie embodies the spirit of Logan High. She has grown and become an achieved individual at LHS and will continue to reach new heights in the many successful years to come.