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: Sam Hawley
School: Oshkosh North
Other school clubs/activities: Choir
Parents’ names: Terry and Tracy Hawley
Siblings’ names: Brother; Mitchell Hawley
Favorite aspect of your school: The variety of people that go to Oshkosh North. There a lot of students who love who they are and don't care what others think and just do what they love which I find to be very inspiring
Favorite aspect about being involved in school activities: You get to be with people other than the ones you see at practice every day. You also get to meet different personalities and find out that if you really take the opportunity to interact outside your friend group that there are some very special and talented people that you would otherwise walk right by without a second thought.
If you have been involved in community service projects, which has been most rewarding and why? Helping out with summer baseball camps is very rewarding to me. Many kids who attend these camp are great players who are there for the fun and competitions which is fun to be a part of. Other players who attend this camp are developing and being able to give any helpful knowledge I have to them allows me to give back to the game I love.
College or post-high school plans: I plan to play baseball at either a four year college or possibly start at a two year junior college.
What is your desired major/career field? I plan to be a teacher because throughout my life being able to have an answer when someone asked for help has always been rewarding for me. As a teacher i will do this on a daily basis.
What is your favorite class? CAPP English
Who is your favorite teacher? Mr. Zempke
Favorite book: Froggy Plays Soccer
Favorite youth coach: Stu Struensee
What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? That my toughest opponent is always myself.
Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: The fact that i have been in choir since i was in 6th grade.
Favorite place to play on the road in the FVA? Kimberly
Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: Pops concerts in Choir
Favorite professional team: Milwaukee Brewers
Favorite professional athlete: Derek Jeter
Favorite person to follow on Twitter: Matt Salbego
A non-athletic talent I have is…: Singing