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Joe Vils, Oshkosh West

FVA Spotlight: Joe Vils, Oshkosh West Basketball, Football and Track and Field

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: Joe Vils
 
School: Oshkosh West
 
Sports: Basketball, Football, Track and Field
 
Other school clubs/activities: Fans Leader 
 
Parents’ names: Jim and Mary 
 
Siblings’ names: Jerrod and Katie 
 
Favorite aspect of your school: We have the best fans ever. They are always at sporting events and cheering as loud as possible.  
 
If you have been involved in community service projects, which has been most rewarding and why? Working with special education students at Oshkosh West has been very rewarding. One activity we do is take them to the Appleton mall for Christmas shopping every year. This make me realize how fortunate I am to be able to play sports and even everyday activities.    
 
College or post-high school plans: Attending UW-Oshkosh and compete on the track & field team.  
 
What is your desired major/career field? Engineering Technology-Mechanical Engineering  
 
What is your favorite class? Physics 
 
Who is your favorite teacher? Mr. Roberts 
 
Favorite youth coach: Coach Whittaker 
 
What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? Winners never quit and quitters never win. 
 
Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: I can ride a 5 foot unicycle and shoot baskets at the same time. 
 
Favorite place to play on the road in the FVA? Neenah 
 
Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: Hanging out with all my buddies and telling jokes. 
 
Favorite professional team: Green Bay Packers 
 
Favorite professional athlete: Steph Curry
 
What is at the top of your “bucket list?” To go skydiving
 
What is your dream job? To be an inventor
 
Favorite person to follow on Twitter: @DefinitelyCamba 
 
A non-athletic talent I have is…: I'm a good cook 
 

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