I’m a Tulsa Kid: Alise Nicole Gunn

Alise Nicole Gunn loves to bowl. The 14-year-old Broken Arrow High School ninth grader and is a 2014 Winter Special Olympics gold medal winner in bowling. Her favorite class in school is science, and she is planning on trying out for the Broken Arrow High School bowling team this fall.

TK: When did you discover bowling?

Alise: I have been bowling since I was 8 or 9 years old.

TK: Do you compete on any teams and how often do you practice each week?

Alise: I bowl on two teams at Broken Arrow Lanes, the Challenger League on Thursday afternoons and a Saturday youth league. I plan to try out for the Broken Arrow High School bowling team this fall.

TK: What was it like competing in bowling in Special Olympics?  

Alise: Special Olympics was fun because the 2014 Winter Special Olympics was my first time to go for bowling. I won a gold medal. I had fun meeting people and going to the Special Olympics dance that night in Norman, Oklahoma. In the 2014 Summer Special Olympics, I played bocce ball and bowling. I got a gold medal in bowling.

TK: What is your favorite class in school?

Alise: My favorite class is Science and I like my new teacher Mrs. Connie Parker.

TK: Do you have a special person in your life that you look up to and has helped you a lot?

Alise: Mr. (Greg) James was my teacher at Oneta Ridge and Haskell Middle School. He is an awesome teacher. Everyone loves Mr. James because he is smart in math and science and works hard to teach us. He helps raise money for the Broken Arrow Schools Special Olympics by selling chili and baskets full of fun things (auction). He took our group to the Stillwater Special Olympics in May. We also went to breakfast and lunch. Mr. James drove us in the Broken Arrow parade on a float and took us to meet our Tulsa City Council and Mayor. It was fun.

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