Q&A: Reyna Pietrzak (10)

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Q&A: Reyna Pietrzak (10)

Reyna Pietrzak (10) has been in Winterguard for two years. The other members and herself practice daily.

Reyna Pietrzak (10) has been in Winterguard for two years. The other members and herself practice daily.

Reyna Pietrzak (10) has been in Winterguard for two years. The other members and herself practice daily.

Reyna Pietrzak (10) has been in Winterguard for two years. The other members and herself practice daily.

Amber Murray

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Q: What’s your favorite thing about Winter Guard?

A: You get the chance to bond with people and become friends with upperclassmen.

Q: How has Winter Guard changed your life?

A: It’s made me stronger and it gave me the opportunity to something that’s not easy.

Q: How do you balance practices and competitions with school work?

A: I do my homework before I go to practice or competitions, so that when I get home I can just go to bed.

Q: How was your first year of Winter Guard?

A: It was very difficult because I had to learn everything and it didn’t come easy to me.

Q: How do you face the difficulties of learning a new toss or routine?

A: I ask for help and clarification so that I can understand it better.

Q: What are competitions like?

A: They’re really scary at first because you don’t know how many people are going to be there, but they’re really fun at the same time.

Q: What time do you end up going to bed on a night when you have a practice and schoolwork?

A: I normally go to bed around 10:30 [p.m.] when I have practice and homework.

Q: How often do you practice?

A: We practice every Monday and Thursday from 5:00 to 9:00 [p.m.], and on Saturdays from 12:00 to 9:00 [p.m.].

Q: What do you want your future in Winter Guard to be like?

A: I want to be able to join the weapon line and to teach new people things I learned and struggled with when I was a freshman.

Q: Do you feel like Winter Guard is treated the same as the other sports?

A: We’re treated the same, but I feel like we practice way more than the other sports. I think we should practice less.