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Madi Walter, Hortonville

FVA Spotlight: Madi Walter, Hortonville Volleyball and Basketball

Each week during the 2015-16 school year, the Fox Valley Association will feature two student-athletes (one male and one female) from one of its 10 schools for a "Student-Athlete Spotlight" Q & A segment. The segments will be posted every Tuesday and Thursday and individuals are selected by the school.

Name: Madi Walter
 
School: Hortonville
 
Sports: Basketball, Volleyball
 
Other school clubs/activities: NHS, Link Crew, SWAP, Hope, Social Club, Spirit Club
 
Parents’ names: Jim and Becky
 
Siblings’ names: Lexi
 
Favorite aspect of your school: I love the potential every teacher sees in each student. They all push us to do our best and help us in any way they can so that we can be successful. 
 
If you have been involved in community service projects, which has been most rewarding and why? The most rewarding service project I have been a part of was working a Special Olympics softball tournament. I was able to spend time getting to know many athletes who shared the same passion for sports as I do. It was incredible to see so much talent and so much happiness in one place. 
 
College or post-high school plans: I am attending UW-Madison next fall, where I plan to study pre-med. Although I will not be continuing my athletics, I look forward to playing intramurals and attending as many sporting events as I can.   
 
What is your desired major/career field? I hope to study pre-med, ultimately leading to a career as a pediatrician. 
 
What is your favorite class? Human Anatomy 
 
Who is your favorite teacher? Ms. Kurowski
 
Favorite youth coach: Dean Managan and Todd Noack 
 
What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? It's cliche, but the best advice I've been given is to never give up, no matter what the challenge is. These words have helped not only on the basketball and volleyball courts, but in my life in general. As I struggled through a back injury, this advice has reminded me to push through the adversity and overcome obstacles. 
 
Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: Two of my greatest fears: public speaking and clowns 
 
Favorite place to play on the road in the FVA? Kimberly
 
Favorite athlete to compete against in the FVA: Megan Schweitzer- Appleton East
 
Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: Team dinners and Senior Wake-Up
 
Favorite professional team: Green Bay Packers
 
Favorite professional athlete: Frank Kaminsky
 
What is at the top of your “bucket list?” Skydive
 
What is your dream job? Pediatrician
 
Favorite person to follow on Twitter: Alexis Hyde Photography
 
A non-athletic talent I have is…: I can touch my nose with my tongue 
 

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