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Rachel Esker, Appleton East

FVA Spotlight: Rachel Esker, Appleton East Basketball and Track and Field

Each week during the 2014-15 year beginning in late October, 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: Rachel Esker

School: Appleton East

Sports: Basketball, Track and Field

Other school clubs/activities: DECA, National Honor Society, Student Council

Parents’ names: Jeff and Becky

Siblings’ names: Leah, Stephanie, and Aaron

Favorite aspect of your school: The way we come together for a cause and support each other during times of success.

Favorite aspect about being involved in school activities: Being able to meet and form bonds with many different groups of people.

If you have been involved in community service projects, which has been most rewarding and why? I was able to spend a day at the MDA Summer Camp last summer with DECA. We played games and made crafts and truly had a blast.  It was so rewarding to be able to share smiles and laughs with the kids.

College or post-high school plans: Attend a four-year college (undecided)

What is your desired major/career field? Business

What is your favorite class? Marketing

Who is your favorite teacher? Mr. Walker

Favorite book: Grace, Gold & Glory (Gabrielle Douglas)

Favorite youth coach: My dad, Jeff Esker

What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? Most importantly, have fun!

Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: I eat dessert after every meal.

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

Favorite athlete to compete against in the FVA: Sarah Wiseman, Appleton West

Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: White water rafting with DECA

Favorite professional team: Green Bay Packers

Favorite professional athlete: Donald Driver

Favorite person to follow on Twitter: Keegan O'Brien

A non-athletic talent I have is…: Singing