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Bennington’s Trista Watson – “Call of the Wild” Spotlight Presented by Commercial Tire

Bennington High School senior Trista Watson is well known for her exploits on the court. From basketball to volleyball, Watson is a versatile player no matter which ball is being tossed around. She’s also a member of the track team and the cheer squad. On the basketball team, Watson can play guard or post, depending on what head coach Tracy Piepho needs on the floor. It’s a family atmosphere at Bennington. 

“Basketball is a great way to have fun with friends. My teammates are all so supportive, caring and fun. I love the family atmosphere the most,” Watson said. 

Outside of sports Watson also enjoys being part of the SAFE program, Mentor Magic, FFA, FCA, and National Honor Society. She also loves the outdoors. 

“I love being outdoors,” Watson said. “All my favorite hobbies involve the outdoors. Hunting, fishing, camping and the sun. I have been around hunting my whole life but in the last two year I have done a lot more pheasant and deer hunting. It all started with a family friend asking me to go pheasant hunting with them.”

This year she spent deer hunting season chasing a 12-point buck that eventually got away. But Watson said it’s important for everyone to take care of the land and understand why it’s important to harvest wild game. 

“I believe it is important that people take care of the land and game so that we can continue to hunt and keep the animals safe while helping to regulate a healthy population.” 

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