NAMES: Vida Hendrickson, 13 and Jack Hendrickson, 12
GRADE/SCHOOL: Vida is in 8th grade at the Middle School and Jack is in 6th grade at the Middle School.
SPOTLIGHT MOMENT: The Hendrickson sibling’s spotlight moments came with their performances in 2019 competitive mountain biking competitions. Vida placed 2nd at the National Interscholastic Cycling Association of New York (NICA NY) State Championship Series Race #5 in Windham, NY. She is ranked 4th in New York State and competed in the US Cup East Coast Junior Mountain Bike National Championships races, placing 8th overall. Jack placed 5th overall in the US Cup East Coast Junior Mountain Bike National Championships races. He is ranked 14th among 6th grade boys in New York State.
MORE ABOUT JACK AND VIDA: Vida has been a mountain biker for over half of her life and she continues to perfect her skills. She is a member of the National Interscholastic Cycling Team of NY with the Galena Growlers out of Chenango County. In addition to her athletic ability, Vida shines in the classroom as an honor student. Jack has been mountain biking for 9 years. He is a member of the National Interscholastic Cycling Team of NY with the Galena Growlers out of Chenango County. Both Hendrickson children started riding with their parents as youngsters and they haven’t stopped since. Both say the sport is exciting and allows them to take risks, while having fun. Vida said the sport boosts bravery and Jack enjoys building on his competitive skills. They train every weekend at Chenango State Park.
Vida is a member of the Spartan modified field hockey team and she plays CYO varsity basketball on the Church of the Holy Family team. She is a member of the MS orchestra and plays violin. She also enjoys playing the ukulele.
Jack plays youth football, basketball and baseball. He is a member of the MS orchestra and plays bass.
Vida: Art and Science
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What they want to be when they grow up:
Vida wants to be a veterinarian, or have a career in orthopedics
Jack isn’t sure yet, but has some interest in becoming a surgeon.