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Ashton is the youngest member of the team this week and was planning to come with her grandmother, who brought her to Nicaragua in 2016. Last Thanksgiving, her grandmother passed away only two weeks after her great grandmother passed at age 97. Her grandmother was only 72. Ashton decided that she would still find a way to come on the trip.
She lives on a farm that rents out pastures and they maintain the land. She goes to Seaman High School in Topeka, KS and lives in Wamego (known for The Wizard of Oz!). She travels between two parents in cities an hour apart, which makes it tough to play soccer when they require Saturday practices.
When she gets out of high school, Ashton wants to attend Kansas State, majoring in business to run her family’s sandblasting business. She wants to continue to travel with MOST to other countries.