Sports, activism, education excellence all add up to ETHS sophomore Olivia Ohlson

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It all started six years ago with cookies and lemonade. It was the summer before young Olivia Allson turned 10 years old.

Olivia Ohlson, ETHS Sophomore, Athlete, Activist, Diversify Golf Organizer credit: Nazia Osborne

Olivia’s stand raised over $10,000 for breast cancer research shortly after her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Being part of change was nothing new for Olivia. Her family has always made giving back to the community a priority. She is an athlete, Olivia, she does 3 sports. basketball, golf and softball.

The athlete, now 15, also facilitates a program called “Diversify Golf,” teaching children of all backgrounds the basics of the sport.

Diversify Golf will be held at the Fleetwood Jourdain Community Center for children attending camp.

She hopes to reach young girls of color, but all children are welcome.

“A lot of my students don’t know anything about golf,” said Olivia. Her job, therefore, is to “inform people and diversify the sport.”

Olivia schedules children’s programs and invites special guest adults to mentor and teach children. They also talk about how they got interested in golf. She also has volunteer help from ETHS her first year her Belaye Hughes, sophomore her Miles Gustafson, Molly O’Hare and works with Olivia.

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