‘Compassionate And Kind’: Santa Monica Star Student Athlete

SANTA MONICA, CA — We all know student athletes who also bring their A-game to other parts of their lives.

Here at Patch, we’ve launched an initiative to help recognize these heroes making a difference in their communities. We’re working to let all your neighbors know the individual stories behind the leaderboard.

This submission comes from Jessica Yingling who nominated Olivia of Santa Monica. Olivia is a friend of Yingling’s daughter, and she said she is lucky to know such a hardworking athlete and person.

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Star student athlete’s patch town

santa monica

How do you know the star student athlete?

She is a friend’s daughter

What sport does the star athlete student play?

Cross country and track

Why do you believe the star student athlete should be recognized?

Olivia is a smart, creative, empathic human being who is a straight-A athlete in two sports on top of doing community service every month as a teen support for youth who are struggling with mental health issues.

What’s one thing you want everyone to know about the star student athlete?

Olivia is such an amazing role model for all of us. She is a fierce competitor while making sure to make her academics a priority. She is one of the most compassionate and kind people I have been lucky enough to have in my life.

Keep up the great work Olivia!

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