Timothy Christian Senior Accepted Into West Point
Feb 24, 2017 4:29 PM -
Alyse Schnuur was seven years old, just a first grader at Timothy, when she saw the Army Strong commercial. She admired the recruits in the commercial because they looked confident, strong, capable. She dreamed about one day growing up and having those two words--Army Strong--describe her. But as she grew, her confidence and her dream of serving in the army faded. She was small and shy and preferred to stay out of the spotlight. To help her gain confidence, her parents encouraged her to take gymnastics in middle school. She was a natural at tumbling, but as soon as the coach mentioned competing, Alyse quit. She took piano lessons, but quit before her first recital. "I couldn't imagine being in front of people," Alyse admits. "Up until high school, I just wanted to fly under the radar. I didn't want people to notice me."