Julia Sinople of the Chicago Fury U14 Team was recently selected as the Youth Star of the Month by USA Hockey Magazine. The article and interview with Julia will appear in the November Edition, but SNAPSHOT has a sneak peek of her interview.
Since the age of 4 Julia has played violin in the Strings of the Valley Orchestra, which is composed of a diverse group of musicians ranging in age from 4 to 60. The orchestra shares the “gift of music” and regularly volunteers to perform at nursing homes, hospitals, Veterans of Foreign War Events and community centers throughout the greater Chicagoland area. Julia is also very active in community service organizations such as Feed My Starving Children, Barnabas Project and the Chicago Edgewater Lighthouse Soup Kitchen. Even with her myriad volunteer activities, Julia maintained a consistent academic achievement track record as an 8th Grade Student at Christian Heritage Academy in Northfield.
Asked why she feels giving back to her community is so important, Julia stated, “I am very thankful for the many blessings in which I been given in life. I believe that it is very important to strive to serve others who are in need throughout our lifetime.” Prior to skating for the Chicago Fury, Julia enjoyed playing in “pick-up” hockey games at the Watt Center and skating for the Wilmette Hockey Club (both boys and girls teams). Additionally, Julia was honored to be invited to participate in the Central District Development Camp this past April by USA Hockey Central District Girls/Women Coordinator, Mary Ann Robinson.
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