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: Cassie Buerger
School: Oshkosh North
Other school clubs/activities: softball, volleyball, Polaris National Honor Society, Hispanic Honor Society, Student Council
Parents’ names: Tim and Karyn
Siblings’ names: Sammy
Favorite aspect of your school: The teachers and coaches, our awesome principal, and our spiral staircase is pretty cool too.
Favorite aspect about being involved in school activities: I love being involved because it's fun to get to know other groups of people through different activities and getting to help others.
If you have been involved in community service projects, which has been most rewarding and why? My junior year I was involved in Oshkosh Youth Leadership and we did our service project at the Christine Ann Center, a shelter for victims of domestic abuse, here in town. We helped the volunteers clean and reorganize the building and seeing how thankful they were for our help made it the most rewarding!
College or post-high school plans: Attend UW-Eau Claire
What is your desired major/career field? I am hoping to major in Molecular Biology/Biochemistry with a minor or emphasis in Neuroscience
What is your favorite class? Psychology
Who is your favorite teacher? Mr. Wagner
Favorite book: The Hunger Games
Favorite youth coach: Coach Kelly Tyriver
What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? Enjoy high school while it lasts and don't wish it away
Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: I love to hunt and fish
Favorite place to play on the road in the FVA? Oshkosh West or Kimberly
Favorite athlete to compete against in the FVA: Jenna Smarzinski (Kimberly)
Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: Getting to meet so many friends through all of them
Favorite professional team: Green Bay Packers
Favorite professional athlete: Jordy Nelson
Favorite person to follow on Twitter: Common White Girl
A non-athletic talent I have is…: I play the violin