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FVA Student-Athlete Spotlight

FVA Spotlight: Peter Van Wyk, Hortonville Football and Track and Field

Name: Peter Van Wyk

School: Hortonville

Year in School: Senior

Sports: Football, Track and Field

Other school clubs/activities: A cappella, Playing/Making Music

Parents’ names: Timothy and Lisa Van Wyk

Siblings’ names: Nicole Van Wyk

Favorite aspect of your school: A lot of the teachers can relate to students from their own high school experiences and that makes talking to them and learning from them a lot more interesting.

If you have been involved in community service projects, which has been most rewarding and why? Refereeing flag football because it has taught me to ignore angry adults that yell at you when they don't get their way.

What is your favorite class? AP Calculus and AP Psych

Who is your favorite teacher? Mr. McElrath and Mr. Ehlke

What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? "You can never go too hard" - Coach Kolosso

Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: Getting spiked in track practice freshman year. It left a cool scar.

Favorite professional team: Green Bay Packers

Favorite professional athlete: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

College or post-high school plans: Attending CU-Denver for Audio Engineering/Music Production

What is your desired major/career field? Audio Engineering

Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: If you haven't heard me do it already I am an avid beatboxer

What is at the top of your “bucket list?” Go sky-diving

What is your dream job? World Famous Producer

Favorite person to follow on Social Media: My dad. He never posts anything.

When I have a weekend off of sports, you can usually find me... In my studio in my basement.

A non-athletic talent I have is…: Beat boxing, playing piano and drums, making music