It was at the age of 14 when Stella Gestl, a senior at Salina South High School, first decided she wanted to give bowling a try. The senior has enjoyed her time with the South bowling team and is glad she decided to compete as a Cougar.
“I love that our team will cheer one another on no matter the game to make sure we keep attitudes up and have an overall good time,” said Gestl.
This season Gestl was able to not only improve on her game, but in her words, it was her best season in four years as a team member.
“The season was really good for me, my best out of all four years. My favorite memory bowling at South was getting to meet new people and find out how much passion and love I have for the spot,” said Gestl.
The senior has big plans after graduation in May as she looks forward to the next chapter in her life as a college student and bowler.
“After I graduate, I plan to attend Wichita State University and study Pre-Vet Science and bowl,” said Gestl.
When she’s not at school or doing homework, you can usually find Gestl, you guessed it, at the bowling alley.
“I enjoy bowling, going on drives and listening to records in my free time.”