Rachel Reeder
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    Rachel Reeder

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    St. Thomas, PA

    High School:
    James Buchanan

    Height:
    5-8

    Event:
    Backstroke

    2008-09 Highlights: Recorded the third-fastest time on the team in both the 100 backstroke and 200 backstroke ... also competed in the 200 and 500 freestyle events during the season ... named to the academic All-MWC team ... also earned MWC Scholar-Athlete honors.

    High School: Lettered four years in swimming for coach Kathy Hall ... team captain ... set school records in the 100 backstroke and 200 medley relay ... swam for the Mercersburg Area Swim Club, coached by Dominic Gocella ... also lettered in tennis one year ... class valedictorian ... National Merit Finalist.

    Personal: Member of cadet squadron 1 ... daughter of Daniel and Patricia Reeder ... has two brothers, James (17) and Scott (15) ... planning to major in biology ... would like to attend medical school and become a doctor in the Air Force ... hobbies include reading, hanging out with friends and going on long runs ... favorite movies are 27 Dresses and Iron Man ... person in history she'd like to meet is Nostradamus ... noteworthy thing about her hometown is that it is a small country town with lots of farms and dairy cows--her school even has a "Drive Your Tractor to School" day ... favorite athlete is Lynne Cox, a long distance swimmer who swam the English Channel, the Bering Strait and a mile in Antarctica ... favorite quote: "Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall" -Confucius.

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