EJ Workman - 16 - Kentucky Interview by Zoe D'Angelo Nominated by Laurie Pruden Photography by Tooley Photography With additional images by KHSAA and Laurie Pruden Issue 17 | Athlete
The Nomination: Emma Workman, works as a peer mentor in HS. She has received level 1 USBC coaching certificate, has learned her craft in the proshop, laying put and drilling balls. She helps coach her team mates in practice, and the younger kids in league play. She is a Region 1 singles champ, 4th in State, and qualified for Nationals.
Photography by Tooley Photography
What got you interested in bowling?
It interested me because a few of my friends were doing it and I wanted to see if I would potentially find a future in it.
Tell us more about your level one coaching certificate.
My level one coaching certificate allows me to help others when learning about bowling and help those who want to better themselves in the sport. It also helps me as a bowler better understand what I am doing wrong as well as what I am doing right
Photography by KHSAA
How does it feel to be bowling at the national tournament?
It is very overwhelming for sure. You just can't let your nerves get the best of you. This is the first time I have qualified for nationals as an individual. So, I feel that it is an honor just be able to compete at a national level and I am excited to see what the future holds.
Will you continue to bowl in the future? Why or why not?
Yes, I will continue to bowl in the future because it’s one thing I truly love and it's a great stress reliever. I believe that people should do what they love as their careers and bowling is a true passion of mine and I would love to continue it in the future.
Photography by Laurie Pruden
What are some of your duties as a peer mentor?
Some of my duties as a peer mentor include helping incoming freshman find their classes and become familiar with their surroundings and be a familiar face when they are lost or need help.
EJ will be featured in Issue 17 of Inspiring Teens Magazine!