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: Tess Verhyen
School: Appleton West
Sports: Basketball, Golf
Other school clubs/activities: Softball, A-Team, Link Crew
Parents’ names: Mary and Mark Verhyen
Siblings’ names: Brent, Chris, Ashley
Favorite aspect of your school: My favorite aspect of my school would have to be how supportive everyone is.
Favorite aspect about being involved in school activities: My favorite aspect about being involved with sports would have to be our student section. They are always cheering us on, no matter what the score is.
If you have been involved in community service projects, which has been most rewarding and why? I did a fundraiser to help with the Appleton Police K-9 Unit. That was the most rewarding because I really felt like I helped them out and I got to go see what all the money I raised was being used for.
College or post-high school plans: I plan to attend UW-Oshkosh for 4 years.
What is your desired major/career field? I want to be an adaptive physical education teacher. Also I would love to be a coach as well.
What is your favorite class? World Literature
Who is your favorite teacher? Mrs. Cline
Favorite youth coach: David Talady
What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? The best advice one of my coaches has given me would be to never give up, even when it seems like the easiest thing to do.
Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: I love to water ski.
Favorite place to play on the road in the FVA? Appleton East
Favorite athlete to compete against in the FVA: Megan Schweitzer, Appleton East
Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: When I made my 3/4 court shot.
Favorite professional team: Green Bay Packers
Favorite professional athlete: Aaron Rodgers
Favorite person to follow on Twitter: Facts Of School
A non-athletic talent I have is…: I can eat a lot of dessert