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Meet Me in a Minute: Angel Thomas


Most people are lucky to have one special talent, but sophomore Angel Thomas has two. Whether it’s running for miles on the cross country field or singing her heart out on stage, Thomas is always impressing people. 

“Being involved in both cross country and a cappella has been one of the best decisions I’ve made in high school. The family that I’ve made in both activities, as well as the unforgettable memories and experiences, are priceless. Running and singing were just activities I did for fun before high school. I never thought I could be good at them,” Thomas said.

Thomas does her best to manage both her extra curricular activities and her rigorous course load. It can be challenging to juggle everything, but she does her best to stay grounded and organized.

“Within my first year of high school I was able to get on the varsity cross country team and make the all-girls a cappella group High Fidelity,” Thomas said. “Since then, my coaches and my choir directors have fostered my love for both hobbies in my life. Being a part of these activities has been difficult. In addition to them, I am involved in dance marathon and have been taking all honors and AP classes.”

Thomas’s good friend and teammate Merima Mackic is proud of Angel’s accomplishments and hopes to see her continue to succeed.

“Angel’s times have gone down, which is a good thing for running, and she has been running and competing with more of the top varsity girls as well,” Mackic said. “I would say her best quality is her ability to keep going. She has hurt her ankle more than a few times and has suffered from it, but she pushes through it all. She is able to handle everything that gets thrown at her and is so tough mentally. It is really inspiring.”

High Fidelity member sophomore Jana Marquez loves how Thomas works hard at everything she does.

“She’s great at running, schoolwork, all of her extracurricular activities, and overall being a good friend. She’s an amazing singer as well as a great addition to our group,” Marquez said.

Contributions made by Abigail Davis

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