13 years old

Paul AdkinsSports Editor

February 9, 2013

Celebrating her 13th birthday on February 12 will be Ariel Marie Kestel.

Ariel is the daughter of Matthew Aaron and Julia Mae Thompson Kestel of Canton, Ohio. Her grandparents are John and Edna Mae Thompson of Harts, Paula Kestel of Canton, and the late Gary Kestel.

Ariel is a seventh grade honor student at Pfeiffer Middle School. She is a member of the Talented and Gifted program, and scored above the national percentile on the National Achievement Test in all categories. Ariel is a member of the Perry Soccer Team and attends the Church of Christ.

On November 22, 2012, Ariel and her grandfather John completed a 5K (3.1 mile) Turkey Trot Run in Canton.