Joni Russell

Athlete of the Week Triad High School

Name: Joni Russell

School: Triad High School

Grade: 10

Age: 16

Sports: Softball and Golf

Claim to fame/honors: Being a pitcher/honors student

Words you live by: “Choose joy.”

Toughest opponent: Myself

Biggest influence: Family

Game-day rituals: Wake up with a positive attitude, eat some good food, say a prayer and rock out to some good tunes

What’s on your bedroom walls: Inspirational quotes, pictures of my friends and family and a mural painted by my sister

When I’m bored I like to … Listen to music, watch TV, think

Favorite movie: The Greatest Showman

Person who would play you in a movie: Sandra Bullock

Favorite TV show: House Hunters

Favorite musical artist: Sia

Favorite book: Maximum Ride

Favorite home-cooked meal: Dad’s chicken parm

Favorite restaurant: Red Lobster

Whose mind would you like to read: My dog’s

Place where you’d love to travel: Tahiti

Talent you’d like to have: The ability to dance well

Favorite school subject: English

Favorite athlete: Meghan King

Favorite team: Florida State University

Something in the world I’d like to change: All of the negativity and hate

Favorite sports moment: I love those moments when the whole team works together to make an awesome play or win against a tough team.

Favorite junk food: Chips

Best thing about your favorite sport: It’s never boring.

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