Bastrop Rising Stars

Every year the Bastrop Education Foundation chooses a select few students from a pool of candidates to be that years “Rising Stars,” a group of students who the teachers feel are truly exceptional in and out of the classroom. These exemplary students then in turn each select a teacher who they feel has gone above and beyond to make a difference in their students’ lives.  All of these selections and nominations build up to a banquet held in honor of the selected students and teachers to celebrate the connections made between them and the mutual betterment of educators and their students.  The Bastrop Education Foundation recognizes these students and teachers as “Bastrop ISD’s best!”

The Bastrop YMCA is proud to have a group of these “Rising Stars” working with us in and for our community!

Hannah Atterberry works at the YMCA as a swim instructor and a life guard, helping keep our pool safe and teaching children to be safe in the water. She is also planning on helping out with our upcoming tennis program as a coach to help kids learn how to play as well as teaching the value of teamwork and good sportsmanship.

Tess Gosslink works at the YMCA as a Volleyball official, making sure the teams are following the rules and keeping track of the score. She also works as a swim instructor helping children learn to swim and training them to be safe around water.

Josh Sharpe works for the YMCA in the welcome booth at the pool, greeting members and guests, checking people in, and selling snacks. He also helps keep the pool clean and functional when it’s closed for the year so that when it’s time to open again we will be ready.

Olivia Whitfill works for the YMCA as our Head Lifeguard, keeping our pool safe and helping our pool manager with some of his responsibilities. She also helps with maintaining the pool in the off season, and has previously helped with our gymnastics program.

Congratulations to all of BISD’s Rising Stars and a very special thank you to the exemplary leaders who are part of our cause here at the Bastrop YMCA.


Rebekah Bond
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