Allie Rae Hamby - Louisiana Interview by Zoe D'Angelo Nomination by Becky Cerda Photography by Sprig Designs Issue 29 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
The Nomination: Allie Rae Hamby is a senior at Ouachita Christian School. She exudes school spirit and she is a loyal friend to all. Not only is she an excellent athlete, she is also an honor student. Her peers also elected her Homecoming Queen.
Photography by Sprig Designs
Tell us about your athletic life with cheerleading. Being a cheerleader has had an extremely huge impact on my life for more than 6 years now. Cheerleading takes a major role in my life when it comes down to commitment, time, hard-work, and dedication. It is one of my main passions I have in life. There is something about the Friday night lights that give me chills. Cheering on the sidelines while my friends play football gives me so much joy, and I would not change it for the world.
If you had the opportunity to coach a cheerleading team in the future, would you take it? I would love to coach a cheer team if I had the opportunity. Sharing my passion for cheer and the excitement it brings me would be easy to share with others.
Photography by Sprig Designs
If you had to pick out of the 4 sports you play, cheerleading, basketball, track and softball, which would you be your favorite and why? If you cannot pick one, tell us one special thing you love about each sport! Even though I go to a small private school in Monroe, La, you would think everyone would play every sport, but in this case, they do not. I am the only female athlete at my school that goes season to season always playing a sport. People ask me all the time what my favorite sport is, but I do not have one. I love the Friday night lights and the atmosphere of the crowd when I am cheering. In basketball I love the sisterhood and the fun we have at not only at practice but at the games also. In track, being a part of a State Champion 4x1 team really shows how teamwork, hard-work, and compassion really comes into play when your team has the same goal, win. Playing softball is generally fun to me. I have experienced playing travel ball and being on my middle school and high school team. The energy softball brings when you are running out onto the field just makes you feel like everyone is there to watch you, and everyone feels that way.
Photography by Angela Hamby
What was it like being elected Homecoming Queen by your peers? It was truly a humbling honor to be elected as Homecoming Queen by the entire high school student body. Being elected showed many things people see and admire about me that I might not see about myself. Earning the title really showed how much the students wanted me to represent my school, Ouachita Christian. This honor truly changed my life.
What does it mean to be a loyal friend? Being a loyal friend is always being there for someone when they need you. A loyal friend is one who you can always trust and will never turn their back on you. Having a loyal friend/friends is a really important tool to get you through the ups and downs in life. Allie Rae will be featured in issue 29 of Inspiring Teens Magazine!