Goalie for Byram’s Hockey Team: Grace Lunder

By Dana Zamat

Did you know that Grace Lunder can touch her nose with her tongue? She claims, “If that doesn’t scream talent, then I don’t know what does!” Grace Lunder, a junior at Byram Hills, is hilarious, witty, athletic, and no doubt a great student and leader. With her favorite food being macaroni and her favorite subject being US History, Grace is unique and approachable. Grace’s biggest regret? Something we all have – not studying enough for the geometry regents. Her love for having fun and making others happy is what makes days at Byram Hills brighter. I had the privilege of interviewing her and was delighted to learn more about her interests and personality.

Interviewer: What’s your favorite childhood memory?

Grace: I once hit my brother in the head with a brick, but I only say that because he was okay after. It was like nine years ago and there were these cool coins inside this brick and you had to carve away at it, but I got impatient and decided to try and smash it. I got Robert to come outside with me and we would take turns throwing it. I threw it really high and forgot to say ‘heads’ so it hit him straight on. That day wasn’t the best, but every day after, we still talk about how funny it was.

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(Photo courtesy of Grace Lunder)

Interviewer: What are you known for?

Grace: The girl on the hockey team I guess.

Interviewer: How long have you been playing hockey? Do you currently play on any teams?

Grace: About five years and yes, I play on two teams. I play for the school and then a girl’s travel team.

Interviewer: What position do you play?

Grace: I’m a goalie.

Interviewer: What is an ability that you are confident in?

Grace: A lot of people can skate, but no matter what, it feels like a talent.

Interviewer: What’s your favorite part of playing hockey?

Grace: Bus rides before games are always interesting because everyone is so pumped up and the energy everyone has to win is pretty cool to watch.

Interviewer: Do you want to pursue a career in hockey in the future?

Grace: To be able to play in college is extremely competitive so my chances aren’t great, but I would absolutely love to. As for a career, there aren’t that many opportunities for girl careers in hockey, so most likely not.

Interviewer: What do you want to do when you grow up?

Grace: I would like to do something with the FBI. I’ve always been interested in law enforcement, but how cool would it be to tell people that you’re in the FBI?!

Just speaking with Grace will brighten your day as her cynical jokes and funny comments are entertaining and one of a kind. Simply listening to Grace’s remarks shows you the type of person she is: a sweet and respectful girl who can make anyone laugh! The fact that she plays for the boy’s hockey team at Byram Hills already proves her passion for hockey and her determination to strive for incredible success. It is a privilege to have Grace Lunder as a part of our Byram family!

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(Photo courtesy of Grace Lunder)