My name is Chloe Reiser and I’m currently enrolled at Decorah High School located in Decorah, Iowa. My family includes myself, Erica (mom), Rich (Dad), Brayden (brother), and Danika (sister). We also have two dogs, Tessa (mini poodle mix) and Josey (golden doodle). My family has been very supportive and a great help to me, especially in volleyball. They get me to and from practices and games, sometimes driving almost 2 hours each direction to practice. They sit through multiple days of tournaments, just watching me play. I’ve gotta admit, they must get pretty long and boring. I really appreciate the love and support they give me.
The extracurricular activities that I’m involved in include FFA, volleyball, and track. I joined FFA to give me a good experience and teach me how to be more responsible. I also thought that it would be a good chance for me to explore my interests in agriculture. It’s always been a dream of mine to someday own a horse ranch and have animals, so FFA and Agriscience classes can help me learn more about agriculture. It also feels like it’s in my blood to be involved with agriculture because I live in Iowa and my dad’s side of the family are horse and farm people. I really enjoy being a part of FFA and having a good group of people to be involved with.
I became interested in volleyball with our third grade Park & Rec volleyball program. But, like every other third grader, I had a lot of skills to learn and develop. I continued to play volleyball from there on out. I really started to like it when I was in sixth grade and we started to do more traveling. After that, let’s just say you couldn’t keep me off the court.
Playing volleyball has made me realize some things about myself. For example, I DO NOT like to lose. I will do anything to get a ball, I’m kinda loud, etc. I put my heart and soul into every set, every match, and every practice.
Just as important as volleyball is, I have school to think about too. Someday I would like to go to college, majoring in business and minoring in accounting. I want to do this to take over my family’s financial business. If I find out that’s not for me, I could still have a lot of options in other business fields. But, let’s slow it down a little bit. For high school, I just want to end every year with a 3.9 or higher grade point average, or GPA. My main academic goal is to keep my grades up, even if I have to sacrifice the fun things. I just need to get it done and done well. Striving to do well in school will eventually lead me to success in the long run.
Just like everything else, it takes hard work to succeed in volleyball. I work hard in the off-season to prepare for the next level of competition. I need to continuously put in the time and effort to improve, otherwise, I won’t become a better athlete and a better person.
In conclusion, I’m very excited to see what my high school volleyball and academic careers have in store for me, and I couldn’t be more happy to start the club season this year. Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed!