NFA Athletics will hold a National Letter of Intent Signing for student-athletes Sophia Kaiser and Angela Chong, 3 p.m., Thursday, May 24, 2018, on the Mezzanine in the Atrium.
Sophia Kaiser has participated in indoor and outdoor track at NFA for four years. She began her high school career as a sprinter before transitioning to middle distance last spring. After running cross-country for the first time last fall, Sophia returned for the indoor track season transformed and ready to break out.
Sophia quickly became an asset to the team in the middle-distance events. In addition, she was among the most versatile athletes on the team and successfully competed in every event from the 55m dash to the 1000m run. During the indoor track season, Sophia helped to push the NFA girls' Sprint Medley Relay team to a first place finish at the ECC Division 1 track meet. The team then earned a sixth place finish at the Class LL Championship Meet and qualified to compete at the Connecticut State Open.
Sophia has been a team captain for three seasons. Her example and strong bonds with her teammates have allowed her to help sculpt an overwhelmingly positive, growth-oriented team culture. Sophia plans to study Athletic Training at Southern Connecticut State University.
Angela Chong was born in Manhattan, New York City, and grew up in Norwich, Connecticut. In her younger days, Angela played piano, took judo lessons, was interested in photography, and played middle school basketball. At NFA she has developed a keen interest in business classes, such as AP Economics, Honors Accounting 1 and 2, Marketing, and Personal Finance. She has also been recognized for excellence in French. In addition to volunteer work at Otis Library and as a reading buddy at Veterans Elementary School, she has worked part-time as a restaurant hostess.
Angela joined the NFA Track & Field team as a sophomore but began pole-vaulting only as a junior. She says, “I was instantly hooked with the sport!” She took pole-vaulting seriously and qualified for the Class LL State Championships in her second season; she then qualified for the State Open Championships in her senior year. She has been a tremendous senior leader for younger pole vaulters. In addition to pole vaulting, she plans to study Marketing and French at Southern Connecticut State University. Angela hopes to graduate with an International Business degree.