Senior spotlight: Kvam puts nerves aside to join golf

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Sidney Kvam

West Central Area’s Sidney Kvam was excited to give golf a try at a competitive level for the first time this season.

Kvam was going to be the lone senior for the Knights before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the spring sports season. The Echo Press reached out to her to recognize Kvam on a story centered around four questions: Why did she want to join golf? What does she miss most about the spring season? What is a favorite memory from competing over the years in other activities? What are her future plans after high school?

Sidney Kvam

Why she wanted to join golf: I decided to give the golf team a try this year because many of my friends suggested I play.

I love to golf with my sister during the summer, but I never considered joining the school team before this year. I have to admit that I am not the best player, but I do enjoy playing a great deal. I was always too nervous (to join the high school team) because I do not think I am any good. Then my friends finally told me how it does not matter if I am good or not, as long as I try my best and have fun.

What she misses most: I am going to miss the support the most from this season. We always have friendly competitions and jokes about beating one another, but in the end the team always supports each other. It is a great environment to be in with the teams. Everyone is so nice and helpful. We want to see the best for one another.


Favorite memories from competing in other activities: I am not the most athletic person you will ever meet. So everything else I competed in was involved in the theater or speaking areas. This fall, I was in mock trial and the one act play. Also, at the beginning of the spring season, I was involved in our speech team.

I was very disappointed in the speech season being cut short too because I have been in it since 8th grade. I miss all the people. I am very much a people person. That is what I miss most with everything going on.

Everywhere you go and every activity you are in, you get to meet great new people who have such passion for what they do. Everyone is always so nice, and it is amazing how you can throw people who have never met in a crowd and they will make new friends. People can be terrific if you just give them a chance.

Future plans: I will be attending North Dakota State University in the fall. There, I will be majoring in counseling psychology. I will be continuing golfing on a casual level.

Eric Morken is a sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press Newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota, a property of the Forum News Service. Morken covers a variety of stories throughout the Douglas County area, as well as statewide outdoor issues.
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