Athletes excel in sports that are out of the ordinary, including Taekwondo, shifter kart racing, and scuba diving.
Kicking down big competition
Eager but calm, senior Andrew Moss walks onto the mat to face his opponent. Their spar begins, and limbs strike rapidly as the pair try to land hits on each other. Though several hits land on him, Moss grits his teeth and perseveres long enough to claim a win.
Moss started Taekwondo two years ago, but he has already become successful in competitions. He competes every other month throughout the mid-Atla...
Speeding toward victory
The smell of burning rubber engulfs junior Rory Van der Steur as he starts his engine and begins to drive around the track. The drone of running motors buzzes constantly in his ears. Within two seconds, he feels the thrill of accelerating from zero to 60 miles per hour.
Van der Steur started racing shifter karts when he was just seven years old. He initially got behind the wheel to follow in his...
Diving in deep blue sea
Adjusting his goggles one final time, alumni Eric Amrhein, class of ’16, stands on the end of a platform before stepping off the edge. As he sinks into the water, his vision is immediately filled with bright turquoise and aquamarine, and, defying the laws of nature, he is able to breathe underwater.
Amrhein first started scuba diving last year as part of his Senior Project. “I just did all the ...