This is Isabel Marotta.

Isabel Marotta is a rising junior at William Mason High School who is on her way to do great things.

When it comes to Isabel Marotta, she describes herself as a Christian.

“That’s a really big part of my life,” Marotta said. Yet, Marotta wasn’t raised Christian. “My dad raised us Catholic. I absolutely hated it and thought it was super strict.” Marotta soon found herself volunteering at Young Life. Young Life is a world-class organization for adolescents. “I realized religion isn’t always strict,” Marotta said.

During her time at Young Life. Marotta cooked and baked for over 500 kids. “I was working 12 hours a day, for seven days a week for the whole month.” Apart from Marotta volunteering at Young Life, she also ministers seventh grade girls. “The girls come to me with their problems, which is pretty cool,” Marotta said.

Other than her religion, Marotta is a dancer. She is a part of her school’s dance team. Marotta participates in pep rallies, basketball games and state competitions. When Marotta was younger, she danced ballet and pointe. Now she dances hip-hop and jazz. When Marotta dances, she can get lost in the movement. “If you’re worrying about stuff and you just dance, you don’t have to worry about it anymore,” Marotta said. “It just goes away.” Isabel Marotta may seem like just a dancer or dedicated Christian, but there is so much more than meets the eye with her.