Bangor, Maine, Lodge No. 244
2014, 12-13 Girls
7th place, 20/25
Channeling determination is like looking into a crystal ball for Crystal Bell—it’s the key to the future. She shot hundreds of free throws every day to make it to the National Finals, and she’s predicting that philosophy of persistence will pay off for the tennis youth she coaches today. The Hoop Shoot was full of good fortune for Crystal, and she’s volunteered at local and regional contests since her time as a Finalist. As a member of the BackBoard, she sees herself bringing positivity and encouragement to the 2022 Finalists.
Advice for the 2022 National Finalists: Spend less time worrying about the competition and more time focusing on the experience of being at the National Finals. Reflect on how the experience makes you feel, and try to give to others an overwhelming sense of love and joy.