TACOMA, Wash. — Annie Wright Upper School junior Clare Jeong placed first in several speedskating competitions in Roseville, Minnesota, on January 19. Clare came in first in 1500m, 3000m, and mass start in the American Cup. In the Junior World Cup, she placed second in both 1500m and 3000m. She is currently the fastest skater in the entire U.S. junior (18 and under) age group.
Despite her rigorous training and competition schedule, Clare maintains excellent grades in Annie Wright Upper School’s rigorous International Baccalaureate (IB) program. The school focuses on academic achievement while incorporating an intensive pursuit of personal passions as part of its differentiated curriculum. Clare, the recipient of a merit scholarship to Annie Wright, exemplifies this combination of academic and personal achievement.
Clare learned about Annie Wright Upper School through Scholar Search Weekend, an annual event at the school where girls in grades 8-11 from any school can learn about the all-girls day and boarding school and its IB program, compete for merit scholarships and spend the night on campus. This year’s Scholar Search Weekend is February 8-9. Attendance is free and reservations can be made at www.aw.org/scholar-search.
Next on Clare’s agenda is to compete in the U.S. Junior Championship in Roseville, Minnesota, on February 1-3, with the goal of making the U.S. team for the Junior World Championship. Follow her next race on www.skatetheoval.com.