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Claire Marie Colley: Anime Aficionado

Caroline Morales, Staff Writer

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Have you met Claire Marie Colley yet? Claire Marie joined the Covenant community as a freshman and is enjoying her new school so far.

Through 8th grade, Claire Marie attended The Village School. She chose to switch to Covenant for 9th grade because she loved the Christian environment, something that The Village School did not provide. When she visited, she said that “everybody was really nice” and she didn’t think she would “feel like the new kid.” Another reason for her choice was the varsity Girls Basketball program. Claire Marie wanted to play basketball and was excited to play for Coach Watson.

So far, Covenant has lived up to her expectations. She particularly loves chapel and how teachers pray before every class, and feels that people take what they are doing seriously. By the end of the first week, she said that she had already made friends and was done feeling like the new kid, saying that she “definitely felt like part of Covenant now.”

Outside of school, Claire Marie is engaged in the world of anime. One of her favorite memories is from this past summer, where she won the costume competition at an anime convention she attended. She made the costume, inspired by the show “Attack on Titan,” herself, taking two months to design and create the costume. Currently, her favorite anime is Hetalia, which features personifications of countries.

Claire Marie feels like the basketball season is “going really well,” especially now that the “team is getting better.” Personally, she feels “more confident and able to step a little bit more.” Her favorite part of the season so far was last Thursday’s home game against Eastern Mennonite, where she stepped up to play point guard for the team during a portion of the game, which she said was incredible for her confidence.

Next time you have a question about anime, Marvel, or just want to hang out with an awesome person, go find Claire Marie!

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