With exams, sports practices, internships and extracurricular activities, students are under a daunting amount of pressure to succeed. Imagine all your current responsibilities compounded with the ultimate sporting honor: a spot on the U.S. Olympic team.
When did you start figure skating?
When did you decide to take it to a competitive level?
How do you deal with growing up in a sport with the pressure to do exceedingly well at such a young age?
What was it like competing in the Olympics?
How did you prepare mentally for the Olympics?
Watching your long performance you looked so excited—how did you feel when you were skating?
But you didn’t get the technical scores you wanted, how did you feel after?
How did you manage your school workload while you were in Vancouver?
Were you able to enjoy any of the other games or take a break?