Seventh grader represents AZ at National Volleyball Tournament

Joanna is an honor roll student, and always tries her best to succeed in school. She is very polite and is always willing to help her fellow classmates. She loves helping her younger brother, Adrian, with homework. She enjoys bike rides and baking desserts. Joanna started playing volleyball when she was eight years old. This spring she was invited by AZ Epic Volleyball Club to go to the USA national volleyball tournament for 11 year olds in Detroit, Michigan. She had an awesome time and a great experience by representing Arizona for her age division.

Q. Can you tell us about your trip to Michigan?
A. I had an amazing experience over the summer on my trip to Michigan. I had the opportunity to play with AZ Epic Minis at the USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championship. We place 36 out of over 950 teams across the Nation from 11 year division.

Q. What is your favorite thing to bake?
A. My favorite dessert to bake is cheesecake and flan.

Q. Where is your favorite place to ride your bike?
A. My favorite place to bike ride is around my neighborhood with my parents.

Q. What do you hope to teach Adrian as his big sister?
A. I hope to teach him how to become a better person and help someone in need. I always love helping him with his homework.

Q. What is your favorite subject at school?
A. My favorite subjects in school are math and social studies.

Q. Do you have a favorite book?
A. My two favorite books are Sisters and Smile by Raina Telemeier.

Q. Where do you see yourself in the future?
A. I would like to go to St. John Paul II High School. After I graduate I would like to go to UofA.

Joanna is a seventh grader at St. John Vianney Catholic School.



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