and her boyfriend Isaiah, a basketball machine with other attributes. They have known each other and been best friends since pre-school. Ruth is now a freshman in high school.
Ruth is named after the SRN editor's mother, Ruth, left. The name, of course, is biblical, as is Isaiah. It reminds me that I wanted to name my second son with the middle name of Zark, first name, Noah. Fortunately, probably, the mother, Dee, would not agree to that.
Good luck to Ruth and Isaiah (and parents) at Wasilla high!