lady Devil keeps tradition alive

Published 1:12 am Monday, April 27, 2009

By By Chandler Myers
A family tradition of playing sports is something that has followed Brooke Bell through her life and helped her get as far as she has playing softball.
Bell, a senior at Escambia County High School, is the starting catcher for the Lady Blue Devils and has held that spot for three years. Overall, she is a four-year starter for ECHS, but she started at third base during her freshman season.
Bell said softball is her favorite sport and something she has just come to love over the years.
For Bell, her love for the game, and growing up in a competitive family helped her stay motivated.
She said that when she is getting ready for a game she gets excited about the competition.
This competitive nature has helped the Lady Blue Devil keep her starting job since her sophomore season.
Bell said that her best performance this season came in a doubleheader against Monroe County.
Aside from softball, the senior enjoys watching football.
She said football has always been a part of her life because her dad played and coached on the gridiron.
Along with being an All-Star on the football field, Bell is a Rotary Academic All-Star and ranks fourth in her senior class.
Bell also participates in several school organizations. She is the editor of the yearbook, a member of the Future Educators Association, a member of the National Honor Society and the homeroom representative in the Student Government Association.
Academically her interests lean towards math and a specific science.
Bell said her favorite subjects are chemistry and math.
Outside of school, Bell enjoys all types of music and movies.
She said her favorite actor stars in movies such as “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” and “Fools Gold.” She added her favorite movie is one that gets her emotions going.
In four years of high school, Bell has made several memories, but one sticks out more than any.
She said her and a friend did something that most kids underage would never do.
With just a few weeks until she graduates, Bell knows what she would like to do after she leaves the halls of ECHS.
She said she wants to attend college, and added she knows what her major is.

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