The PEO organizations of Little Falls selected Rachelle LeBlanc as the Little Falls Community High School (LFCHS) Girl of the Month for October.
LeBlanc has immersed herself in many activities, including track, where she holds the school record in pole vaulting at 11-feet, 3-inches. Beyond that, LeBlanc has made the trip to state competition in track and field three out of her four high school years.
Her commitment to sports also includes four years of gymnastics, where she was named conference and section champion two years running and was a state participant for three years. LeBlanc was also named to the All Conference teams in track and gymnastics, three years running. She topped it off by being named an Elite Gymnast and made it into the top five in the All-Around Competition at the Class A Schools State Gymnastic competition. Somehow, she also made time for soccer, where she was named to the All Conference team and the Honorable Mention Team three of her four years.
LeBlanc holds the honor of Athlete of the Month for both gymnastics and track and also female track Athlete of the Year.
When off the playing field, LeBlanc has been involved in Link, Flyer Christian Athletes, band and the prom committee. Her smiling face is seen around the community at the Waller House and playing drums with the worship team at her church. Parents, Joe and Shelly LeBlanc, appreciate her time spent helping out at Rice Creek Kennels as well as LeBlanc’s Hunting and Recreation.
“Rachelle is a quiet but strong role model and was team captain in both gymnastics and soccer, with a strong work ethic, perseverence, a sense of responsibility, talent that she has honed through time and effort, and a positive attitude,” said Jeff Massman. “While Rachelle has made a difference in many areas of our community, what defines Rachelle is not her athletic skills but her smile and kindness. Rachelle is a serious competitor but she always has a kind smile on her face that is warm and welcoming. She is a person of deep faith which has helped her in school and athletics.”
LeBlanc plans to study pre-pharmacy at the University of Minnesota – Duluth, while continuing her pole vaulting career on the UMD team.