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Mary Rose Flood, Appleton North

FVA Spotlight: Mary Rose Flood, Appleton North Cross Country and Track and Field

Name: Mary Rose Flood

School: Appleton North

Year in School: Junior

Sports: Cross Country, Track and Field

Other school clubs/activities: HOSA, international club, link crew

Parents’ names: Elaine and Michael Flood

Siblings’ names: Katie, Tommy, and Kerry Flood

Favorite aspect of your school: I love the quality education you can get at Appleton North and the wide variety of sports and other clubs you can get involved in.

If you have been involved in community service projects, which has been most rewarding and why? My cross country team has helped out with Inspire Sports night. Inspire Sports is when we're paired up with kids who have disabilities and we interact with them for a fun night at Badger Sports Park. It always brings me so much joy and inspiration when I see how much fun the kids are having.

What is your favorite class? History

Who is your favorite teacher? Mr. Edmonds

What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? Go out there and be in the moment. The only competitor you're going against is yourself.

Favorite youth coach: Coach Annette Jadin

Favorite place to play on the road in the FVA? the conference cross country meet in Kaukauna

Favorite athlete to compete against in the FVA: Hannah Lohrenz from Hortonville

Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: All the fun cool downs and happiness you share with your teammates after a hard race/workout. Nothing truly compares.

Favorite professional team: Green Bay Packers

Favorite professional athlete: Shalane Flanagan

College or post-high school plans: I plan on attending college and possibly furthering my athletic career.

What is your desired major/career field? Nursing

Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: My middle name is actually Rose and my first name is Mary. I just go by Mary Rose.

What is at the top of your “bucket list?” Take a trip to Italy

What is your dream job? movie director

Favorite person to follow on Social Media: @katieflood4 on instagram

When I have a weekend off of sports, you can usually find me... at Culver's

A non-athletic talent I have is…: I know all the words to Taylor Swift songs