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Hi I'm Maleah

I am a pole vaulter, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My main love in life is pole vault. It’s an unusual sport that most people haven’t heard of. So here’s a brief summary of what it is: I run really fast carrying a pole that is at least 12 feet long, stick it in the ground, and catapult myself over a bar. Words definitely cannot describe the sensation of falling to the mats knowing you have just cleared a height that is higher than you’ve ever vaulted before! My dream is to vault on a college track team and maybe even vault after college. This dream fuels my desire to dedicate my body to the sport and train year round.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been blessed to have been born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Both of my parents were born and raised members of the church and raised me in the gospel. Although it is common for children to follow the religion of their parents, I never felt pressured by my parents to be baptized. It was my decision. I had to learn for myself if the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was true, if there was a God, and if I had faith to follow Jesus Christ. How thankful am I that the truth was so readily available. Through much prayer, studying of the scriptures, and relying on God during hard times, I learned for myself that: God loves us, He sent his son to die for us, and he has restored his church and authority to this earth. God the Father is my source of strength. I can pray to him at any time and in any place and he will listen, not only to my prayers but yours as well. Following the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints brings so much light and happiness into my life. I find peace knowing that my life has a purpose and I wasn’t sent to this earth without a source of guidance and help. Each of us has something to offer the world, we just have to find out what it is by relying on God to lovingly direct us.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by attending seminary at school every day and making it a goal to serve others. I want to share the happiness I have because of the church and share it with others. My pole vault team knows I’m a Mormon because I don’t use profanity or drink. Simple teachings like these keep me healthy and more susceptible to guidance in my life.