Welcome to my webpage! Here you will find out about me as well as my year in Junior Seminar. Follow the links at the top and bottom
of the page to explore different pages, such as semester one and two.
“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” – Henry Ford
In the town of River Falls, Wisconsin, on May 3, 2002, a little girl took her very first breath at 10:53 pm. She would be
named Aryn Lara Rode, and that was the moment I entered this world. I was the first child born in my family of 8. My parents, my brothers,
and I currently live in a house in downtown St. Croix Falls. My brothers are ages 8, 10, 13, 14, and 15. You must be thinking that that is a lot
of brothers running around the house making messes, and trust me, you would be right. There’s not a single day that goes by without a juice
puddle on the floor, clothes strewn about, or muddy boot prints down our stairs. With all these messes in mind, I still love all my brothers, even
if three of them are taller than me. Without them, I can guarantee you days in my house would be boring and uneventful.
I’m currently a junior at St. Croix Falls High School. In my earlier years, I lived with my mom and my two crazy
brothers. I went to the Baldwin-Woodville School District for kindergarten through
my sixth-grade year in Baldwin/Woodville, Wisconsin. Click here to visit their website. After spending my early childhood years in that area,
my mom made the decision to move here, to St. Croix Falls, with her boyfriend and his three kids. Not counting a short time spent living in
Clayton, I have lived here in town since my seventh-grade year. I enjoy living in this town mostly because of all the different things you can
do around town. Rather it’s walking across the bridge to Minnesota State Park trails, going camping in the campgrounds, or driving down
the road to a friend’s house, there is never a dull day.
From athletics to clubs, I am very involved in our high school. I am currently in softball, but I hadn’t always planned on
being in this particular sport. In middle school, my friends were joining softball and decided they were going to try to talk me into joining with
them that year. Finally, they convinced me, and I am thankful they did because to this day I love this sport. Being in this sport taught me a lot
about teamwork and cooperation. Without either, success is not an option. In order to succeed, you have to learn to work with others around you
well, or nothing will turn out in your favor. I didn’t learn this from just softball, but a group called “SOS” as well. Students Offering Support is a
group of kids who their peers can go to for help and support instead of their counselor right away. This has not only taught me about working
together to succeed, but a view of kindness that didn’t come to my attention before. I love being out there and helping other people, thus why I
joined this club. At first I wasn’t sure what I was getting into, but three years later I sure am glad I joined!
In the beginning of this school year, I had the ability to go to fifth grade camp as a high school camp counselor. During this
trip, I realized I really like working with kids. I am considering doing something in the future that involves kids and caring for them; however,
I have had the dream of doing something related to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for many years. Even though I am unsure of what
specific direction I will be going once I graduate college, I have had the chance to meet with different colleges and administrators to learn more
about them.U-W Eau Claire caught my eye not only because I’m a band-geek and
their band is amazing, but you can enter their college as “undecided” and they will do their best to help you find your calling. Wherever I find
myself after high school, whatever state that might be in, I know I will find the perfect fit for myself. All these traits and intelligence I gain
through high school will be put to good use, and I try to choose things during high school that will benefit me in my future.
“You hold the key to your future. The actions you take every day shape your future.” – Mattias Skarin
Last Updated 12-07-18