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Scorching the Competition with Molly Churchwell


The sun had started to set as Molly Churchwell stepped up to bat. She took a deep breath in, out. The ball came soaring at her, and a hard thud rang out as the ball made contact with the bat. The ball quickly began to fly, going, going, going, gone. Churchwell had finally done it, she had made a homerun. 

Molly Churchwell is a current sophomore at Heritage High School. She is an only child and much closer with her mom. “We have really good banter and she’s just a good person.” When she isn’t in school or playing softball you can usually find her hanging out with her friends, reading, or writing. After high school Churchwell plans to either be a writer or a radiologist. One thing Churchwell wishes people knew about her is “I wish people would understand that I am a nice person, I wish people would approach me more.”.

Churchwell has played softball since she was five years old. Despite this. She isn’t on the school’s softball team. She does, however, play right field on a travel team called ‘Georgia Flames.’ When asked if Churchwell was grateful for doing the sport for more than half her life she said “I really am. Don’t get me wrong, there have been some moments on past teams where I was like ‘ugh I really wish I wasn’t doing this,’ but in the long run I’m really grateful that I did it. I like that it has put me in a team setting for so many years.” Softball has even taught her skills that she uses off the field, for example being a leader in the classroom or making quick decisions for dinner.

One quote that has always stood out to Churchwell is “ When you realize how big the world is, you realize how small your problems are” This makes sense because according to the sophomore, some of her core values happen to be “ Enjoying moments, not taking things too seriously, and success.” Churchwell’s favorite subjects in school are science and history. She particularly enjoyed learning about Abraham Lincoln, “ His top hat is really funny, I feel like he’d be a nice guy because of his little top hat.” Despite Churchwell having a fascination for Lincoln and his top hat, softball is still number one in her heart. Watch out as Churchwell takes the field by storm and scorches the competition. 

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About the Contributor
Kinsley Cheatham
Kinsley Cheatham, Staff Writer
Kinsley Cheatham is a freshman this year at Heritage High School. At school Kinsley is involved in the Tech Team for the musical and a member of the Creative Writing Club, in addition to being on the Journalism staff. When she isn’t doing any of that, you can most likely find her listening to music and creating some sort of art piece. Her favorite music artists consist of Janis Joplin, Melanie Martinez, Lana Del Rey, Insane Clown Posse, The Beastie Boys, and various rock bands from the 80s and 90s. Kinsley hopes to be some sort of therapist when she’s older, as she enjoys giving advice and helping people. She also enjoys watching movies a lot; her favorite movies happen to be "The Breakfast Club," "Heathers," and "Night at the Museum." She has one dog, a Golden Retriever named Lola. Kinsley is very excited to be in Journalism this year and cannot wait to see how the rest of her freshman year will go.