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Rachel Esker, Appleton East

FVA Spotlight: Rachel Esker, Appleton East Basketball 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: Rachel Esker
School: Appleton East
Sports: Basketball, Track and Field
Other school clubs/activities: DECA, NHS, Student Council, Link Crew
Parents’ names: Jeff and Becky Esker
Siblings’ names: Leah, Stephanie, Aaron
Favorite aspect of your school: Our school has an inspiring way of coming together to support a cause and it is so special to be in such a supportive community.
If you have been involved in community service projects, which has been most rewarding and why? Each year our DECA chapter does various activities to raise money for the MDA, such as MDA Tape-A-Teacher, Miracle Minute, White-Out basketball game. Last summer I had the opportunity with my fellow DECA officers to spend a day volunteering at the MDA Summer Camp. There we saw the impact that our funds made for the kids. It was humbling to be a part of.
College or post-high school plans: I plan to attend either University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management or the University of St. Thomas.
What is your desired major/career field? Business, most likely finance or marketing.
What is your favorite class? Marketing
Who is your favorite teacher? Mr. Van Sickle
Favorite youth coach: My dad
What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? Have fun!
Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: I've never played soccer
Favorite place to play on the road in the FVA? Kaukauna
Favorite athlete to compete against in the FVA: Sarah Wiseman, Appleton West
Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: AEYBA tournaments
Favorite professional team: Green Bay Packers
Favorite professional athlete: Jordy Nelson
What is at the top of your “bucket list?” Surfing
What is your dream job? Financial Planner
Favorite person to follow on Twitter: Wisconsin DECA
A non-athletic talent I have is…: Singing