Get to know the town: Rajene Bowe

This week’s Get to know the town features Rajene Bowe, a senior at Milford Senior High School who is “one of a kind,” according to her softball coach and School Resource Officer Robert Masten.

Although the Milford resident plans on playing softball during her college years, it’s not the only sport she’s participated in during high school.

Her high school athletic career includes an impressive list of recognitions for her talents and skills, such as:

  • Ninth grade: Honorable mention recognition for field hockey, second team all- conference for softball;
  • Tenth grade: First team all- conference for field hockey, second team all- conference for softball; and,
  • Eleventh grade: First team all- conference for softball, field hockey and cross country; first team all- state for softball; second team all- conference for basketball, second place recognition for Kent County cross country and second place in Delaware in the hundred-meter dash for track.

Get to know Rajene Bowe:

Rajene 2Age: 17-years- old

Hometown: Milford

Educational background: Current senior at Milford High School

Occupation: Student, summer camp teacher with Kids, Inc. in Dover

What are your hopes for this year?

“Since this is my last year, I definitely hope to go to the championships and win, or all- state.”

Why do you play sports?

“Sports is in my family. My dad was a baseball and football coach. My brother played baseball. My mom did cheerleading. I always wanted to do it. I’m a quick learner, so I like to try different things. Then I just stick with it. It’s a part of me now. I just can’t see myself not playing sports. There’s definitely a time when -thought maybe I wouldn’t play so many, but I just couldn’t do it. I play travel ball, too. That’s how I got looked at because every weekend you go to different places.”

What are your college plans?

“Dominican College in Orangeburg, NY. I will play softball for four years and become a nurse. I think I’m going to work with kids… pediatrics. They basically gave me a full ride so that’s awesome.”

How did you choose Dominican College?

“I got offers from other schools, but this one… I looked through their records and they have a pretty good winning record. Nursing is something I always wanted to do. So this is a high D2 school with good record and they offer nursing. It was too good of an offer to pass up.”

How do you feel about moving away?

“I’m nervous because I’m very close with my family. I think I will stay there after college though. I’ve been in Delaware my whole life so -think I might stay there. It’s not too far away.”

Besides sports, what do you like to do?

“Hanging with my friends, going to the movies, eat… I like working with the kids. Other than that, sports is mainly my everything. I’ve played softball since I was at least -or 10-years- old.”

What’s your favorite class?

“Does it have to be just this year? Gym.”

What’s your favorite class this year?

“Anatomy. It’s definitely hard, but it’s going to help me with nursing.”

Why do you want to become a nurse?

“Because my grandmother was sick when I was younger. She would say, ‘You ought to be a nurse.’ Since she said that, I’ve just kept with that and wanted to take care of people.”

Do you have a favorite sports moment?

“It was probably when I was younger when I had my first home run or first diving play. Those were pretty exciting because I tried so hard to work on them my whole career.”

What would you tell incoming freshmen?

“Work hard and whenever things get rocky or bad, don’t give up. Because I had those moments with sports and it was always the end of the world. But you’re going to have those bad games or moments. You have to push through it. It’s going to get better.”

Jennifer Antonik can be reached at mc@newszap.com

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