McKinna Hogan - Iowa Interview by Olivia Bush Nomination & Photography by Debbie Larson Photography Issue 37 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
The Nomination: McKinna Hogan is involved in cross country, basketball, track, and softball. She is a stellar athlete and has even qualified for the Iowa cross country state meet. McKinna not only plays for her school softball team but also plays on a travel team. This busy girl also makes time for community service. She is involved in her local 4H and FFA chapters and Student Council. She regularly is seen around her town helping with many different projects. Even with all this she still makes time for excellent grades and was chosen to be in the National Honor Society.
Photography by Debbie Larson Photography
What different sports do you play and how did you find a passion for sports? I am active in cross country, basketball, track, and softball. I also play for a traveling softball team each fall and spring. I would say that I found my passion for sports through my small town. My town consists of about 1,400 people, which is pretty small. With that being said, it is a lot easier to be a four-sport athlete here. I have been playing since I was a second or third grader. As I have gotten older I realized that it is something I thoroughly enjoy and thrive off of.
Out of all the memories you have made through your sports teams which has been the most memorable? Why? I have made many memories through my sports teams but beating the most wins in a season record in softball my sophomore year is my most memorable. Our team was thriving, and the atmosphere was so fun to be around.
What do you love so much about working with kids? Is this something you would want to do when you are older? Working with kids has always been something that I enjoy. I started babysitting in fifth grade. Since then I have gained many more kids that I get the opportunity to babysit. I love working with them so much because I have a privilege of getting to help them grow and learn. Right now, working with kids in the future is not something I am looking to do.
Image by Meg Barker
Tell me more about being a Beachbody coach! What is this and what do you love so much about it? I have been doing Beachbody workouts and using their products for a little over a year now, but I just started coaching in June. Beachbody coaching is helping people change their lifestyle for the better and helping them stay committed to their goals. Beachbody gets people connected to not only a fitness program, but also an eating plan. I love doing this because health and fitness is something I am passionate about and I want others to have the best lifestyle they can. I want to help others be their best selves.
What are some goals that you have for your future? Do you want to continue sports in college? One of my biggest goals for my future is to attend college and graduate with a degree. I then want to start my career and later start a family. Like everyone, I want to be successful. Right now, continuing sports in college is up in the air.
McKinna will be featured in issue 37 of Inspiring Teens Magazine!