Virtual Reality #2: Ana Caliri’s Senior Story – East Greenwich News

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By Jessica Caterson
When Ana Caliri entered the high school as a freshman, she had no idea what to expect. As the oldest of three girls, Ana was the first in her family to attend EGHS, and had to rely on outside sources for information. For her, those sources were the upperclassmen of the cross country team. “I would not be the person I am today without having the team,” she said. “They were the main reason I was able to become acclimated to the school.” The high school’s running teams gave Ana an immediate family. Her participation in these sports changed who she was as both a person and a student. Academically, her teammates inspired her to really dig deep. Reflecting on running’s impact on her, Ana said,”Any running team is known for having the smartest kids in the school on their team, so I definitely tried to keep that up and try to keep my image good in that sense.” On a more introspective note, running taught Ana  to work and succeed for herself. “Running, it is a team sport in that you train as a team, but it’s also very individual because you …

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