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Hi I'm Dayde

I have a passion for sports and high adventure. I play the piano, which I love, and am active in boy scouts. And I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Senior in High School, going to running start at the community college. I am very active in High School with sports year round, Cross Country, Wrestling, and Track. Needless to say, I love to run. I love the pain that comes with a race and the flood of satisfaction that seeps through your body when you finish. Between sports practices and homework I practice the piano every day, which is a wonderful break in a busy, frustrating day. Music is a passion of mine, and when possible I attend concerts from the Spokane Symphony and other performers. One of my hobbies is adventuring around with my friends--hiking up mountains, climbing trees, bouldering (rock climbing) jet skiing, and mountain biking. I love taking it to the limit, while staying relatively safe of course. In school I enjoy all areas of study, but especially math and science. When I graduate High School and after my mission, I plan to study biomedical and mechanical engineering, and hopefully run at a collegiate level.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I am aware of how richly my Heavenly Father has blessed me in my life. From the talents I have been given to the life preserving miracles my family and I have been blessed with, His hand is undeniable. To not acknowledge His influence in my life as well as my family's would be a great disrespect. I try to show my gratitude to God by living my faith as a Mormon. The Mormon church has made it possible for me to receive a fullness of His blessings as well unlimited ways to serve Him. Aside from offering a setting and structured programs where we can serve God, my church is extremely enjoyable! We have an excellent youth program with wonderful advisers. In my young men's quorum we go on campouts in beautiful country and learn invaluable outdoor survival skills. Also, many of my friends are in the Church so I never feel out of place. No matter what age you are, there is always a place for you where you feel included and loved in the church. Sometimes I 'rate' my love for the church on where I would be without it. Much of who I am I owe to the the leaders and teachers there who have taught me. One principle we live in the church is the law of tithing, where we offer a tenth of our income up to the church. I have seen miraculous blessings come to honest tithe payers and I would not forfeit them for anything.

How I live my faith

I try and rub-off a little "Mormon-ness" wherever I go. On our Cross Country team, I enjoy leading the boys in prayer before our races. Our church supports the scouting program and I recently completed my eagle scout project for the community fairgrounds. On a number of occasions, my scout troop and I have done the Color Guard ceremony during community events. Also, I am our ward organist/pianist so I get to play for the congregation each Sunday.