ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Where else would you want to be. On the water. Sailing the Severn. Where wind takes you to where you want to go.
Two Junes ago, there was no wind. Little ripple. A beautiful day that turned worse than ugly. Elle Wells watched her great friend Olivia Constance drown in an accident. Olivia did everything right when everything went wrong.
"Obviously it was terrible but I have dedicated by sailing in her honor", says the Key School Senior.
Elle has her second wind. The way she sails to the way she studies is now dedicated to her friend. She runs the school newspaper, wants to be a teacher when she graduates college. While the wind is at her back, she wants to return the favor and give back. "That what Olivia taught me."
In sailing you don't run. You don't throw. You think.
"I've set not only my sailing career but my entire life into making sure I never forget my friend. I think of her, I talk to her. And I will sail for her because she can't." says Elle.
Elle will walk off this water onto a college campus to sail for the next four years. Elle reads her wrist everyday.it reads, "Sail fast for Olivia.". Olivia is the lighthouse, but Elle is the Bel Air Honda Student Athlete of the Week.
Would like to share to website which Elle is involved with.
http://www.connectedwarrior.org/index.html This is a great way to help wounded veterans.
And of course http://oliviaconstants.org/
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