'Here for my team': Just 2 days after losing father in car accident, Union girl competes in state drill championships

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  • county mom Monroe, UT
    Feb. 3, 2014 1:55 p.m.

    This is a good strong you woman. She has a bright future ahead of her. She will make her father proud.

    Thank you Desert News for Covering 3A, 4A, 5A and even 1A competition and state drill team finals with an entire article on each.

    At least you did mention South Sevier took state in 2A Drill in one short paragraph in this article. By the Way we also took 2A state coed Cheer leading.

  • Utah Valley Guy Springville, UT
    Feb. 3, 2014 12:45 p.m.

    I truly admire this young lady for the love she has for her team-mates and for having the courage to recognize that life goes on, however broken-hearted we may be, after the loss of a loved one.

    The most difficult thing I think I've ever done is to give a scheduled presentation the evening after my son died without burdening the attendees with my devastation. I was in California at the time, and felt an obligation to those who had invited me to follow through with the presentation. I'm sure the presentation was more robotic than usual, but at least I can look back and know I made the right choice because it felt good to make others smile a little and it helped me deaden the pain for awhile by thinking of others.

    My most sincere condolences, Chantel. May the Lord comfort you in your immeasurable loss...