By Katlyn LaPorte
In recognition of her many accomplishments, Cyntera May is the athlete of the month for May.
May was born on April 4, 1998.
She lives with her mom and dad, Ryder and Dana May, and has an older sister Laurianna. She has one dog, Rowlee.
May maintains a 3.822 GPA. Her favorite subject in school is psychology because she likes understanding why people do things.
After she graduates from high school, May plans to attend college at Weber State University to study dance education.
May has played tennis since her freshman year. She also participates in cheerleading and dance.
“The best part of tennis is that you get to go take out your frustration on balls,” said May. “The worst thing is when you make a ton of mistakes in a row. It’s really frustrating when you just can’t do anything correctly.”
“My favorite sports memory was either state cheer last year or Strasburg cheer competition this year,” said May.
Although May participates in many sports, dance is her favorite.
Advice May has for the underclassman is to “get out there during the summer with someone and just get a feel for the game before you start; summer is where the real change happens.”
Dance, music and everything along those lines are May’s favorite hobbies.
May really enjoys the movie The Secret Life of Bees and the book The Forbidden Game. The Bachelor is her favorite television show and her favorite food is potatoes. Her all-time favorite athlete is professional tennis player Serena Williams.
“My favorite high school memory is the first year at Winter Park Ski Music Festival,” said May.
A quote that May loves is “After all, Ginger Rodgers did everything Fred Astaire did; she just did it backwards and in high heels.”
May’s role model and inspiration is her grandma.
“My grandma is great and adorable and we are basically the same person,” she said.
“In 10 years I hope to be married, living in the mountains, and have my own dance studio that competes,” said May.
May does not plan on playing tennis collegiately but there is a tennis club at her college that she plans on joining.