Main Street Fairview continues to shine the spotlight on Fairview High School’s senior athletes who watched as their final sports season as a Yellow Jacket was cut short due to the coronavirus COVID-19.
This week we salute the two FHS Lady Yellow Jacket softball seniors – Kelsey McDonald and Kendall Spicer.
Kelsey started playing softball at age six and continued fine tuning her skills over the last 11 years.
While she loves softball, she admits what she will miss most about Fairview High has to do with another sport. “I will miss watching football with all my friends on Friday nights,” shared Kelsey.
As for role models in her life, Kelsey said, “My parents would be my role models because they always teach me how to deal with like and it’s obstacles.”
Kelsey plans on attending the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and majoring in nursing.
When asked to share how she feels about her senior season ending early, Kelsey said, “It’s really upsetting not being able to see your friends for the last time before you graduate. And it’s hard not being able to play the sport that I love for the last time.”
Kendall Spicer comes from a family of athletes and she herself first began playing ball at age four.
Combining lots of playing time with some natural athletic skill, Kelsey has seen much success on the softball field. She said the thing she will miss the most about her time at Fairview High is getting to meet new people throughout each season and being with all her friends every day.
As for who has most impacted her life as a role model, Kendall was quick to say, “My role model is my sister because she helps me through most everything in life, and she is just a great person.”
Kendall will be graduating Fairview High while also earning an Associate Degree in Engineering Systems Technology from Columbia State Community College. She plans to continue her college education and major in pre-dental.
As for COVID-19’s impact on sports, Kendall said, “I wish that we could have still played during these conditions, because it is the last season of all our high school careers.”