Huntington senior Ainsley Proctor is headed to Wake Forest University in North Carolina, where she plans to study mathematics. The teenager always give her all to whatever she gets involved with and the results have been impressive.
Ms. Proctor was a Blue Devil swimming and diving team co-captain this past fall and she gave her coaches and teammates her best effort in the pool. The teenager was All-League in the 200 freestyle relay and she swam many styles and in an assortment of events, helping the Blue Devils notch at Top Ten performance in the Section XI championships.
“Ainsley worked hard and consistently improved as a freestyler/sprinter,” said Christopher Helmke, Huntington’s veteran head coach. “Her leadership skills and dedication contributed greatly to the team’s success. Ainsley will be missed.”
Ms. Proctor qualified for the county swimming championships this past fall. She’s been an essential part of the Blue Devil swimming program for many years and is loved by her teammates.
“I had a great experience with swimming this season,” Ms. Proctor said. “Being captain was absolutely amazing and it was a great feeling being a leader of this group of girls. We had a successful season, including sending two girls to the state championship. It was an honor to lead such an amazing group of girls and hard workers throughout the season.
Ms. Proctor recently learned she had been accepted into Wake Forest’s freshman class for the fall semester. “I am very excited to go down south,” she said. “Although I am a math major, I fully plan on taking full advantage of the amazing business program Wake has to offer. I have no definite career plans just yet, however I simply want to make the world a better place in whatever career I pursue.”