According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary spunky means full of spirit and courage and determination…and that just about sums up this 2016 senior! You could also include adjectives like bouncy, perky, fun-loving, and scrappy! Yes, scrappy. This fashionable young woman plays competition soccer and can hang with the best of them…although she looks like she just stepped off of a fashion runway! Congratulations to this 2016 grad!
This is about my third year photographing the Bartlett Kids’ Triathlon for the Bartlett Recreation Center. These young athletes swim, bike, and run as hard and as fast as they can to take home the first place medal. Their ages range from 7 years through senior in high school and they compete in their own age groups.
Bartlett High School and Bolton High School track teams help with the event each year. I’m always moved at the sight of these high school students running with the last participant to the finish line encouraging the runner toward the finish line. They never let a runner finish alone. The photo that stood out to me this year was the dad running with his young son and the track team running behind them.
Next is the Small Fry Tri later in August and I can’t wait to watch these little bitty ones compete in their triathlon.