She’s not known for being the loudest student in school.
So when Reagan Begole was asked to take on the role of vocal leader of the Metamora girls basketball team.. well.
“She was very hesitant last year,” coach Brianna Morrow said of her point guard. “She said, ‘I’m not used to being the vocal leader running the show.”
But Begole has learned to embrace it.
“I’m definitely a pretty quiet kid.So that’s outside of my comfort zone,” Begole said. “We’ve made a lot of progress for sure.”
Truth is she is a leader. Begole is a standout on the volleyball and basketball floor,an honor roll student who is active in her school’s key club and teenager who volunteers at Camp Kirk, a summer camp for people with special needs.
She’s helped some of those campers fine tune their basketball skills for the Special Olympics.
“The relationship you build is unlike any other relationship with any other person. My aunt has Down Syndrome so this is close to my heart. (The camp is) one of my favorite places to be, said Begole. “Nothing will motivate you more than seeing those kids out there having fun with each other.”
And that’s something the typically quiet Reagan Begole is happy to brag about.