Kota is a knockout!

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Emma Minnick, Editor

Lakota “Kota” Donaldson is a junior at Corry Area High School. She was born on May 13, 2005, making her a Taurus. Kota grew up in Corry. Kota has one sister and three step siblings. At her home in Corry she lives with her father, her beloved beagle Honey, and seven of Honey’s puppies.

Kota is an honor’s student and a talented athlete. She plays volleyball and softball and enjoys basketball. She has played volleyball since sixth grade, usually playing as a defensive specialist. Volleyball is her favorite sport of the three because “it moves faster and is more competitive.” Kota’s other hobbies include hanging out with her friends and listening to music.  When asked her favorite music genre, she responded, “I listen to all kinds of music, so I don’t really have a favorite genre.” Her favorite color is purple, she enjoys watching horror movies, and she spends a lot of time with her dog.

Kota often visits her mother in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh aside, her dream vacation spot is Hawaii. In the future, she plans on going to college to focus on her education. Although she is unsure of her future career, she wants to find something that will make her life happy and fulfilled. As for high school, she wants to continue working hard at her classes and playing sports. When asked what people would not guess about her, she said, “I have the same birthday as Robert Pattinson!”

As an upperclassman, Donaldson has quite a bit of high school experience under her belt. When asked what advice she would give to her fellow high school students, she said, “One piece of advice I would give to my fellow students would be to not skip school… because you are actually giving yourself more stress with all of the assignments you have to make up.”