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Zoie Kiddy is a junior this year at Kiefer High School who normally competes in the 800-meter and the 1600-meter run for the Lady Trojans track team, but due to the COVID-19 she was not able to compete this season. Kiddy told VYPE Magazine last season how much she loves competing in running events. “As a kid I played basketball, softball, and one of my favorite things to do was to sprint as fast as I could when I could,” she said. “So when I was offered to run track in seventh grade I knew this was the sport for me. The rush of running and passing other runners in a race gave me so much adrenaline and was fun at the same time.”

Despite the current situation with school going to an online format, the community of Kiefer voted online to support Kiddy in her efforts to be one of the top vote getters in the girl’s track poll. Their support has once again help land Kiddy in VYPE Magazine, but her talent is what continues to impress.

Kiddy is also involved in cross-country, cheer, FCA, and FFA. Her favorite thing about being a student athlete at Kiefer is getting to represent her school and her community in a positive light. “What I like about competing for my high school and community is that I want to represent my school well, always do my best, and make the people back at home proud,” Kiddy said last season.

Her motivation comes from her strong faith, as well as her mother, who she aims to make proud. “The number one thing that motivates me to do my best is God. I know God put me here on earth for a purpose,” she said. “I strive everyday to do my best to fulfill that purpose. What also motivates me is my mom; I not only strive to make God proud, but I also strive to make my mom proud.”

After her sophomore season, Kiddy was excited to see what she could do in the spring of her junior year. She told VYPE Magazine in 2019 that she was confident in her abilities and had learned to push herself to achieve new goals. Keep a watch for Kiddy as a senior when she begins the journey to finish what she started and make the most of her last run as a senior in high school.

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