Bucky’s Family: Ariel Derting

Meet Bucky’s Family Member, Ariel Derting!



Ariel is 15 and a sophomore at Beaverton High School. She was born in Oregon and has lived here her whole life with her mom, dad, and 20-year-old brother. Outside of school, Ariel is a springboard diver and absolutely loves reading. A constant challenge that Ariel faces is fear, specifically through springboard diving. It is something she is constantly working through to become the skilled diver she knows she can be.

Ariel’s a huge reader. She is able to sit for hours and constantly read because it helps her take her mind off of things. Her favorite author and one of her biggest role models is Sarah J Mass. She gets the best advice from books, and this is one of her favorite quotes: “You could rattle the stars. You could do anything if only you dared. And deep down you know it too. That’s what scares you the most.” This quote is from the series Throne of Glass by Sarah J Mass.

Ariel is also someone who is always smiley and friendly. She enjoys spending time with her family, eating good food and reading a book she loves because it makes her the most happy. The thing that motivates her the most is the pressure she feels to do well because she knows it will be beneficial to her in the long run.

During her freshman year, Ariel got the chance to meet Ms. DeMarre, a teacher at BHS. Ever since then, she has become a big part of her life whom she looks up to and knows she can talk to about anything. She really likes her because Ms. DeMarre is so happy all the time, is so friendly to everyone, and gives off good vibes.

Although Ariel is not sure what she wants to major in or where she wants to go to for college, she plans on attending a university and in the future having a family and finding a job she truly loves and enjoys.

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