Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Signing Day for Loren Matrone

As a freshman, Loren Matrone was the alternate at the 5A State Golf Tournament. As she watched her teammates tee off on the first hole, her heart sunk in despair and disappointment in herself. She walked thirty-six holes that weekend and didn't hit a single golf shot. That was the moment she realized that she was going to change. For three hundred and sixty five days, she had spent more hours on the golf course than she probably slept. She dedicated her whole being to becoming the golfer she knew she could be. The late nights on the putting green, and early morning tee times paid off. Loren had made it to the State Tournament, but this time she was on the starting lineup - not on the bench. Not only did she learn a lot about her golf game at the two State tournaments she has played, she learned more about herself.

Her will to work hard transcended into her school work and to her friendships. As her golf game got better, so did her academics, despite the extended hours spent practicing. The drive she has to be the best at everything she does is synonymous in her ISM journey.

Last week Loren signed to play college golf at Oklahoma City University. Throughout three years on the varsity golf team, she has gained many experiences and worked hard to achieve her goal of playing college golfLoren is the first golfer to be in ISM and she works long hours to improve her golf game, and still excel in her research. While it is tough to make time for golf practice every day and write research assessments, Loren puts all of her effort into both activities. Time management is a skill that every high-schooler has to learn at some point, but this year's busy schedule has required Loren to perfect this task. Loren has been studying Cosmetic Dentistry this year, and has displayed a true passion for the field through her assessments and speeches. Her authenticity shows through, and her love for dentistry and all it offers is evident in everything she does. Loren loves to smile, and it is fitting that she is pursuing a career that provides others with the confidence to smile.