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Alyssa Barnes, Neenah

FVA Spotlight: Alyssa Barnes, Neenah Basketball and Soccer

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: Alyssa Barnes
School: Neenah
Sports: Basketball, Soccer
Other school clubs/activities: Intramural volleyball 
Parents’ names: Steve and Marybeth
Siblings’ names: Haley and Addie
Favorite aspect of your school: I love how dedicated our teachers and coaches are to making us students and athletes the best we can be.  
If you have been involved in community service projects, which has been most rewarding and why? Every year for basketball we volunteer at the Special Olympics tournament at Neenah. I think this is the most rewarding community service projects I have ever been a part of because it is so fun coaching, reffing, and most of all cheering on all the kids who share the same passion as you. It is always a great time and it's awesome to see all the kids happy and playing a great sport!
College or post-high school plans: I plan to attend the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and play soccer.
What is your desired major/career field? Education 
What is your favorite class? Human Bio
Who is your favorite teacher? Mr. Schettle 
Favorite youth coach: Quinn Ross
What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? That not every mistake or loss is a bad thing, it is an opportunity to learn and improve.
Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: Either that I have Raynaud's (where your blood circulation is limited in your fingers and toes and they turn white) or that I love to sing and dance around the house and in the car.
Favorite place to play on the road in the FVA? Appleton North 
Favorite athlete to compete against in the FVA: Callie Pohlman, Appleton North
Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: Phase 2 and 2.3
Favorite professional team: Green Bay Packers
Favorite professional athlete: Carli Lloyd
What is at the top of your “bucket list?” Visit Greece
What is your dream job? Elementary Teacher
Favorite person to follow on Twitter: Best of Bulldogs account 
A non-athletic talent I have is…: Dancing