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FVA Student-Athlete Spotlight

FVA Spotlight: Karissa Smith, Appleton North Basketball, Cross Country and Track and Field

Name: Karissa Smith

School: Appleton North

Year in School: Senior

Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Track and Field

Other school clubs/activities: National Honor Society

Parents’ names: Chad and Laurie Smith

Siblings’ names: Thomas, Stephanie, and Tim

Favorite aspect of your school: All the teachers get to know you rather than just being a number in the classroom and you are able to talk to them when you need help

If you have been involved in community service projects, which has been most rewarding and why? Inspire sports with Lucas Jadin because I realize all the things I have in my life or am able to do. All the things that I am gifted with that others do not have, I am able to assist them in playing sports or having fun with different types of games, when they may have never been able to do that before.

What is your favorite class? Psychology

Who is your favorite teacher? Mr. Shadick

What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? Treat every game like it is your last

Favorite youth coach: Stephanie Smith

Favorite place to play on the road in the FVA? Appleton West

Favorite athlete to compete against in the FVA: City Figlinski - Appleton West High School

Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: Making it to state for Cross Country and Track

Favorite professional team: Milwaukee Bucks

Favorite professional athlete: Giannis Antetokounmpo

College or post-high school plans: Attend Black Hills State University to study to become a physical therapist and to continue my basketball career.

What is your desired major/career field? Major in Exercise science to become a Physical Therapist

Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: I have 2 nieces and 1 nephew!

What is at the top of your “bucket list?” Go to Bora Bora

What is your dream job? Physical Therapy

Favorite person to follow on Social Media: My oldest brother to see all the posts of my nieces and nephew.

When I have a weekend off of sports, you can usually find me... Outside shooting

A non-athletic talent I have is…: baking