High Five-WHS golfer Anna Shadle
Washington High School senior Anna Shadle has been playing golf for as long as she can remember. Her dad, Jeremy, was the club pro at the Washington Yacht & Country Club and Cypress Landing and is now the head pro at the Kinston Country Club. She led the Pam Pack with a 54 in the first meet and has been on the team since she was a freshman.
- What are your earliest memories of playing golf?
Anna: It’s just always been a big part of my family life. My mom also plays and I remember going to my dad’s summer golf camps when I was little. My best memory was this past spring after our season was delayed because of COVID-19. We were at South Lenoir and on this particular hole I had hit it in the water as a sophomore and a junior. It was cold and rainy this time, but I kept it in the fairway and parred the hole.
- What other sports do you participate in?
Anna: I’m on the tennis and swim teams here at WHS and I also am part of the basketball cheer team. Being part of the golf team is really fun because while you are competing with yourself to get the best score, it helps the team at the same time. It’s fun to have good teammates who encourage each other on the course.
- What was your favorite part of the Summer Olympics?
Anna: I’ve always enjoyed the women’s gymnastics and Simone Biles is my favorite. I thought she was really brave in stepping back to take care of her mental health with the whole world watching. She showed me that you can’t base your personal happiness off just one thing and that being mentally healthy outside of sports is the most important.
- Where do you see yourself this time next year?
Anna: Hopefully in Chapel Hill at the University of North Carolina. I’d like to major in political science and public policy.
- What superpower would you pick?
Anna: It would be really cool to be able to read minds. It would be interesting to see what other people are thinking and feeling at any given time.