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