By Scout Van Cise, opinion editor
Lindsey Greco, fourth grader at Saegertown Elementary School, won second place in the U.S. Northeast Regional Elks Hoop Shoot competition on March 18. Greco won first in the state competition on March 4, making 20 of the 25 shots she was allowed, and beating last year’s national champion. She then moved to the regional competition with winners from New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and was runner up, with 19 of 25 baskets.
Greco attended four total competitions for the event at Cambridge Springs, Warren, Penn State, and Wilkes-Barre. Between competitions she practiced often to improve her skills and prepare for the contest. “I was very proud of my daughter. She is very persistent and hardworking. She goes to the gym every morning and practices, so it was nice to see her hard work pay off,” said Justyn Greco, Lindsey’s mother.
Although Greco did not win first place, she was still happy with her results, and plans to keep practicing. “It has helped her gain some self confidence not only in basketball but being more dedicated in everything that she does,” said science teacher Mr. Chris Greco, Lindsey’s father.