FEATURED ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Rose White, Greencastle
Rose White is a senior at Greencastle, and participates on the girls’ golf and basketball teams.
Banner Graphic: How important are sports to you, and what do you think you’ve learned from them?
Rose White: “I love sports. It’s a way to de-stress, and I’m a very competitive person. I have a lot of siblings, so I’ve always been really competitive. Basketball is my main sport; I’ve been playing that all my life. I just joined golf last year because they needed another person. You can learn a lot about pushing through and persevering. Last year in golf, I was really bad. I just stuck with it, and it’s super fun to see how far I have come with it in a year. It’s the same with basketball. It can be emotionally stressful. You make a lot of great memories in sports.”
BG: What other school activities do you do besides sports?
RW: “I am the leader of our Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter, and I’m trying to form a program started this year called Champions Together. It’s where student-athletes team up with students who have intellectual disabilities and play sports. That’s something I’m really focusing on right now.”
BG: What plans do you have after high school?
RW: “I’m pretty sure I want to go to Taylor to major in computer science and digital media. It’s kind of a special major they have which attracted me to the school. I am a very analytical person, but I also like to be creative. That major mixes those two things. I think it’s going to be really fun.”
BG: What kind of job could you get from that major?
RW: “The world of technology is expanding rapidly, so I could go in a lot of different directions. I could make phone apps, or I could make promotional videos for a company. The sky is the limit.”
BG: What do you do that is not school-related?
RW: “I don’t really watch a lot of movies or TV. I watch movies if my friends are watching one. I like Disney movies. I like a wide range of music, some oldies and a lot of pop music.”
BG: Do you have any pets?
RW: “I have two cats and a dog. ‘Oreo’ is a black and white cat, and ‘Miles’ was my birthday present this year who is an orange tabby cat. Very cuddly. We have a new puppy, he’s a Bernadoodle, a mixture between a Bernese mountain dog and a poodle. She’s very hyper, but she’s a fun time.”
BG: What is your greatest fear?
RW: “Needles and blood. I could not be a doctor or a nurse.”
BG: What are your favorite and least favorite foods?
RW: “My favorite is cinnamon rolls, because they have so much icing piled up on top. My least favorite food is caramel. I don’t like the texture of it. People don’t understand it, but I think it’s gross.”
BG: What is something you’ve never done before that you’d like to do someday?
RW: “I’d like to travel to either Asia or Europe. I’ve been to the Caribbean Islands, but I would like to travel further and understand the world better.”
BG: What has your overall Greencastle High School experience been like?
RW: “It’s been great. It’s gone fast, and it’s crazy to think I’m already a senior. Greencastle is a great school, and they have treated me well the past four years. I’m definitely going to miss it.
BG: Do you have any special skills that people might not know you have?
RW: “I can play the ukulele sometimes for my church. I’m not great at it, but that’s something I do when I have time. My sister got one, and I thought that was cool so I got one. We played them together. That was fun.”