This time of year it is easy to focus on the senior class, those students and student/athletes who are finishing out their high school careers. However, there are those whose careers are just getting started that deserve equal recognition. Freshman Anna Todaro is one of those. Anna is a three-sport athlete at Lavaca Junior High School this year. She played volleyball, basketball, and ran track. In track, she was able to move up and compete, as a freshman, at the high school level once the junior high season had ended. Anna qualified for State in the long jump. After a long basketball season Anna entered the State tournament nursing a pulled back muscle. She did not let that slow her down though. Anna gutted it out and placed fifth overall posting a jump of 15 feet, 10.5 inches.
Anna is the daughter of Shannon and Rob Todaro. Shannon coaches Volleyball and Girls track. So, expectations are obviously high and work ethic is just a way of life. Anna’s basketball coach, Jonathan Vire had the following to say about Anna, “She is a great kid. I’m glad I was able to coach her this year. Anna was a great asset to our Jr. High team and was a very crucial ingredient to the success we had. She was a great teammate and leader for us, the young girls really looked up to her. I am proud of her and excited to see what the future holds for her. Every day she came in with a great attitude and I never had to worry about her not practicing or playing hard and with that it made the rest of the girls follow her lead and go hard.”
Lavaca High School is graduating some great kids this year. However, they also have some great kids moving up to take their place and the circle goes round and round. Lavaca should be very proud of Anna’s accomplishments. Something tells me that fifth in the State is just the beginning. Congratulations Anna, I can’t wait to see what the future hold for you.