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Michaela Braun, Appleton West

FVA Spotlight: Michaela Braun, Appleton West Basketball, Cross Country and Track and Field

Each week during the 2015-16 school year, 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: Michaela Braun
School: Appleton West
Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Track and Field
Other school clubs/activities: A-Team, Link Crew, Principal's Advisory Cabinet, Book Club, Band
Parents’ names: John and Linda Braun
Siblings’ names: Katelyn, Alyssa, and Danielle Braun
Favorite aspect of your school: The best feature of my school is the many opportunities that it provides for all students to find something that interests them. The teachers, friends, and coaches that are involved in activities help make a potentially monotonous routine something that everyone can look forward to. 
If you have been involved in community service projects, which has been most rewarding and why? The Fox Cities Marathon that my cross country team volunteers at is without a doubt the most rewarding volunteer work I have done. While helping with the water station it is great to see how running and walking can continue to be fun, without having to be purely competitive. I love the fact that we can help these runners complete the marathon each year. 
College or post-high school plans: I plan to attend a four year university, but I am currently undecided as to which one I will attend. 
What is your desired major/career field? I have not yet narrowed down my interests into just one major.
What is your favorite class? AP Psychology
Who is your favorite teacher? Mr. Larsh
Favorite youth coach: Mr. Hartjes
What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? The bad days are important, because they make the good days, in which you succeed, even better.
Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: I used to tap dance.
Favorite athlete to compete against in the FVA: Megan Schweitzer - Appleton East
Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: The conference cross country meet from my freshman year when we took second.
Favorite professional team: Green Bay Packers
Favorite professional athlete: Jackie Joyner-Kersee
What is at the top of your “bucket list?” I want to climb Mount Everest.
What is your dream job? Veterinarian
Favorite person to follow on Twitter: I don't really use Twitter.
A non-athletic talent I have is…: Sketching