Rebels News · REBEL SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: LEAH KEESLING


Since the Spring Sport Season came to a close before it even began, we will be highlighting our SENIOR Spring Sport Athletes in the coming weeks.   You are a special group and one that we will all remember fondly for your efforts both on and off the field of play!  Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

Today’s featured Rebel senior is Leah Keesling

Sports played: Cross Country and Track

Plans After Graduation: Attend Purdue University to major in Food Science and run for their XC/track teams!

Athletic Honors Earned: 

Cross Country – Four Varsity Letters, County Champion Four Times, Four Time Team County Champions, Conference Champion Three Times, Team Conference Champions, Team Sectional Champions, Sectional Champion Three Times, Regional Champion, Four Time Semi-State Qualifier, and State Qualifier.

Track​ – Four Varsity Letters, 1600m County, Conference, and Sectional Champion, 1600m Regional Qualifier Three Times, Twice 1600m State Qualifier, 800m County and Conference Champion, 3200m County, Conference Champion, 4x800m County and Conference Champions, and County Team Champions.

Favorite Coach or Teacher: Cross Country Coach Tyler Hostetler

Favorite Memory as a Rebel Athlete: Going to Semi-State with the Cross Country team my freshman year or going to Cross Country State my Junior year.

Thoughts on Being an Athlete: Doing sports in high school has offered me a lot of fun experiences, helped me develop many close friendships, and taught me important life skills like self-discipline, determination, and perseverance. High school sports have also paved the way for me to compete at a collegiate level!

Other Activities/Hobbies: Hanging out with friends and family, trying new things, cooking, being outside (hiking, biking, swimming), reading, and volunteering.

Favorite Quote: So let’s not grow tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.” – Galatians 6:9 

(Not my favorite quote but is applicable to my growth with sports through high school.)