Looking for a new lease on life, Ali Bankovich is making the move across town to attend Smith-Cotton High School this fall.
“Smith-Cotton has a lot more to offer,” said Bankovich, who turned 15 on June 11. “They have more sports, more clubs to join and more classes to take.”
With a lot on her mind toward the end of her freshman year at Sacred Heart, Bankovich looks to improve in the classroom at S-C. “I am going to work hard on my classes this year,” said Bankovich, who played #4 on the Lady Gremlin golf that placed sixth in the Class 1 State Championships last fall. She plans to take the ACT this coming school year.
Even though college is still more than three years away for Bankovich, she is considering attending the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg to major in counseling. She would also like to play professional golf or maybe teach golf at the high school or college level.
Bankovich did not belong to any clubs or associations at Sacred Heart and did not take any weighted courses during her freshman year. She seeks to changed both of them at S–C.
Bankovich started playing golf at the age of five taught by her father Rand. She played in the Junior Golf Association at the Sedalia Country Club and played her freshman year at Sacred Heart. She earned a second-place medal at the Eugene Tournament and a seventh-place medal at the California Tournament and finished 24th individually at the state tournament.
She also played on the Paul Klover Soccer League starting at the age of five She played for Sedalia Select traveling team but didn’t finish the season. For hobbies, Bankovich enjoys swimming, shopping and spending time with friends and family.
She has an older brother Alan, 18, a recent graduate of Sacred Heart, and an older sister Alex, 16, a junior at Sacred Heart.
She’s the daughter of Sandi and Rand Bankovich, Sedalia; and the goddaughter of Donna and Gary Coulter, Sedalia.