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Will Bonnett: from surgery to state in one swim season

Sophomore Will Bonnett finishes a lap of breastroke during a home meet versus Parkway Central. Bonnett focused on gaining strength outside of the pool to aide his transition back into the water after healing. “I feel like I was able to build more muscular strength while out of the pool, and I was able to put in a lot of endurance work in the water to help get me back to my past endurance level,” said Bonnett. “Both of these things combined together to help me perform better than I ever have.”

Quinn Berry, Convergent Media Writer

November 13, 2019

At the beginning of boys swim season, sophomore Will Bonnett imagined he would be training for the first meet with his teammates, not in recovery after emergency ear surgery.  The surgery, originally planned as a postseason operation, grafted skin from behind Bonnett’s ear onto his eardrum to he...

Sophomores Izzie Finlinson, Will Bonnett and Emily Voyles take the trek of their ancestors

Pulling a handcart through the woods, sophomore Izzie Finlinson (middle) takes part in the women’s pull part of the journey. Many of the pioneers taking the trek lost or had to leave their husbands along the way, so they were the ones who had to pull the carts along the end of the trail. “This pull was a really emotional time for all of us because we were able to put ourselves in those women’s shoes during a time where they really struggled,” Finlinson said.

Lilly Francis, Convergent Media Writer

August 22, 2019

Hiking 15 miles through woods, over hills and across rivers all through torrential rain, sophomores Izzie Finlinson, Will Bonnett and Emily Voyles, alongside many of their peers, took part in a weekend trip put together by their church, Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The trip is known as “Trek” and was designed to help students...

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