Kentlake High School’s Ally Van Guilder, dance team, was selected as the Covington Maple Valley Reporter’s Female Athlete of the Week for Feb. 1.
Q: What is your favorite subject in school?
Q: What other activities do you participate in?
A: Outside of school and dance, I love hanging out with my friends.
Q: Person who has helped you succeed the most?
A: The one person that has helped me succeed the most is my dad!
Q: Do you have a pre- or post-game tradition? What is it?
A: I have a few handshakes with some teammates we have to do before we perform.
Q: Song you currently can’t get enough of?
A: “Crush Culture,” by Conan Gray
From the Sideline
“Ally Van Guilder, sophomore and second year member of the Kentlake Falcon Flames Dance Team, underwent intense scoliosis surgery in July 2018. Although she could not practice, she would still show up everyday to practice supporting and encouraging her teammates. In December, we got the great news that Ally was 100 percent cleared to return to dance. We are so happy she is able to dance with her teammates on the floor. With her hard work, positivity, determination and her love and passion for dance and her teammates, it doesn’t look like she missed a day. She is so graceful and beautiful on and off the floor. She is the perfect example of if you want it, you do what you have to to get it.”