High school senior skater performs in final showSubmitted: 03/17/2019

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TOMAHAWK - Tomahawk Figure Skating Club presented its final show of the season Sunday. For high school senior Megan Marcks, it was the final show in a ten-year journey.

"[The plan is to] just to go out with a great performance and be able to experience this with a lot of great other skaters," said Marcks.

Figure skating taught Marcks resilience.

"I've fallen in shows in the past and I just shake it off and get back up," said Marcks.

It also let her escape the world for a few hours at a time.

"You can just go on the ice and get over anything you're having troubles with," said Marcks.

Through figure skating, she feels she can just be herself.

"I'm wearing jeans this year and I just love wearing jeans," said Marcks.

Garth Gerstenberger emceed the show and was Marcks' math teacher. 

"The hard work she's put in has made her a successful student athlete and student," said Gerstenberger. "She also excels in swimming and in softball."

Marcks said she's excited for her next journey, but will miss the younger skaters she has mentored.

"I just hope that they continue to stick with the program and become better," said Marcks.

Marcks plans to keep skating recreationally, if she can find time between her studies. She'll be attending UW-Oshkosh in the Fall to study nursing.  

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