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Braden Priddy at regionals

Braden Priddy at regionals

Chuck Sholeen

Chuck Sholeen

Braden Priddy at regionals

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Sports shouldn’t be perceived as gender specific, but society has altered our view similar to a  kaleidoscope.  Brashier Sophomore Braden Priddy has stepped out of what’s socially accepted and taken on gymnastics.

“I started when I was 4, but began competing when I was 8 ,” says Priddy.

Braden started gymnastics at a very young age since his mom who also was gymnast. Starting young really payed off for Braden,  he advanced in his competitions really well.

“I’ve gone to regionals 3 times, the first 2 times was in Alabama and Mississippi. The last one I did was in Nashville, Tennessee,” says Priddy.

Although Priddy was such a good gymnast, in middle school he received criticism from his peers in regards to gymnastics.

“People thought I was homosexual in middle school because I did gymnastics, but that didn’t bother me much,” says Priddy.

Despite the comments of others, Priddy is still continuing to do gymnastics, but just on a recreational level.     

“Even though they criticized him about doing the thing he loved, it didn’t stop him from pursuing gymnastic and I think he can inspire others in his positions,” says Sophomore Hannah Singh.

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2 Responses to “Sports Do Not Have Gender”

  1. Monica Williams on November 23rd, 2015 9:09 am

    A lot of people like to bring gender into everything from sports to clothes to kids toys to just about everything when gender is nothing but a social concept. I really liked this article! Good job!

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  2. Brenna Patterson on November 23rd, 2015 9:12 am

    Great Article! Way to bring in something that is rare to find.

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