Bastrop’s Most Inspirational Athlete

Cheyenne Rooch smiles in her senior portrait. Photo credit to Photo Texas Photography.

Sheridan Stephenson

Cheyenne Rooch smiles in her senior portrait. Photo credit to Photo Texas Photography.

Brandon Strambler, Reporter & Copy Editor

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Senior Cheyenne Rooch has been named The Most Inspirational Athlete in the state of Texas for the 2018-19 school year. “It means that she is inspiring other people to do better just being her,” said special education teacher Amberly Miller. This honor, granted by the Special Olympics of Texas Board of Directors is an award given to one individual in the entire state of Texas each year.
“It’s her spirit, and her attitude‒ and her willingness to keep going even through difficult times that makes her such an inspiring young adult,” said Miller.
Cheyenne is involved in a wide array of sports and activities, and in November she’ll be competing in the state Special Olympics bowling competition, as well as basketball, track & field, and cycling.
“She’s a wonderful student. She is smart, she’s funny, she loves people, she loves helping people‒ she loves to cook,” said Miller. “She’s also recently been asked to join the National Honor Society.”
On November 1, Cheyenne was also bestowed the BISD Hero Award by Superintendent Barry Edwards for “being a cheerleader on and off the field.” She was nominated by teacher Elizabeth Eagan and chosen out of district employees and students.
If you would like to support this outstanding student and other BISD Special Olympic athletes, come cheer on Cheyenne November 2 and 3 for free at Westgate lanes, Highland Lanes, and DART Bowl in Austin. If you are interested in being a Special Olympics volunteer or want to know more information, please visit Mrs. Miller in room 315 or call (512)-772-7200.

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