Sophomore Isaac Ginther moved from Clackamas the summer before his freshman year and came into Sandy not knowing very many people. But that did not stop him from making new friends and getting involved around the school.
“At first I did not want to move because I had lived in Clackamas for 15 years and had lived there my whole life. It ended up being good because I wasn’t coming in as a sophomore I was coming in as a freshman with everyone else new to high school so it wasn’t so bad,” Ginther said.
He enjoys many things like soccer, painting, and spending time with his family. He has been playing soccer for most of his life and just recently quit club soccer but continues to play soccer for the school.
“I’ve always played soccer ever since I was like five or six, it’s just in the family, both my parents played when they were younger and my dad has convinced me to play ever since,” Ginther said. Ginther has been a big addition to the school team and has played for the varsity team since he joined during his freshman year. He stopped playing club soccer because it was a huge time commitment and it didn’t allow him to enjoy other activities he liked doing like painting.
Art is something very appealing to him, in his free time he likes to paint and paint shoes. He has painted unique designs on his friends’ shoes and found other ways to get creative with art. Ginther has enjoyed painting ever since he was a preschooler and spent his time finger painting.
“It’s calming and you don’t have to worry about making mistakes because it’s your own thing,” Ginther said.
He also spends lots of time with his family. Ginther has two sisters, an older one who currently attends middle college, and a younger sister in seventh grade. Ginther loves to spend time in the outdoors with his family. He likes hiking, kayaking, and taking small trips with his family.
Ginther also had the opportunity to travel to Mexico with his older sister on a mission trip to help the less fortunate and make an impact on the community.
“It’s super fun, I got to help build a house for a family and it was a really cool experience,” Ginther said.
Although Ginther was new to the community he has positively impacted the school while making new friends and memories along the way.