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Benjamin Hendel, Appleton West

FVA Spotlight: Benjamin Hendel, Appleton West Swimming and Diving

Name: Benjamin Hendel

School: Appleton West

Year in School: Junior

Sports: Swimming and Diving

Other school clubs/activities: Link Crew, Tutoring, Band, Math Team, Triathlons

Parents’ names: Craig and Nancy

Siblings’ names: Nick and Caroline

Favorite aspect of your school: The rich history Appleton West brings and the diverse student population.

If you have been involved in community service projects, which has been most rewarding and why? Volunteering for the Community Christmas at Fox Cities Stadium. I worked as a Santa's helper delivering gifts to underprivileged children. It was rewarding to bring happiness to children of the fox valley.

What is your favorite class? CAPP French

Who is your favorite teacher? Kelly Leopold

What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? "Don't panic"

Favorite youth coach: Ruthie Zimmerman

Favorite place to play on the road in the FVA? Appleton North

Favorite athlete to compete against in the FVA: Eli Rocke, Neenah

Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: Relationships you form with your teammates and coaches from team dinners and long weekend invites

Favorite professional team: Green Bay Packers

Favorite professional athlete: Michael Phelps

College or post-high school plans: Plan to attend a 4 year college and hopefully swim at the NCAA level.

What is your desired major/career field? Physical therapy/Athletic training

Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: I'm an ultra competitive water polo player

What is at the top of your “bucket list?” Learn to scuba dive

What is your dream job? To be the official athletic trainer of the Green Bay Packers.

Favorite person to follow on Social Media: Michael Scott

When I have a weekend off of sports, you can usually find me... Sleeping, doing homework, hanging with friends

A non-athletic talent I have is…: Surfing