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Parker Schimmers, Kimberly

FVA Spotlight: Parker Schimmers, Kimberly Soccer

Name: Parker Schimmers

School: Kimberly

Year in School: Senior

Sports: Soccer

Other school clubs/activities: National Honor Society

Parents’ names: Heather and Todd Schimmers, Dave Schomisch step dad

Siblings’ names: Kal Schimmers

Favorite aspect of your school: I love going to my science classes and learning more every day. I am also finding that building great relationships with teachers is a great way to improve daily school-life as well.

If you have been involved in community service projects, which has been most rewarding and why? Last year in Mr. Jones leadership 2 class, we started a movement: It Ends Now. This movement was focused mainly in Kimberly High School, but also spread into the population at the middle school and also to the surrounding community. It Ends Now focused on decreasing the rate at which racism and derogatory slurs were used in our school. We saw an immediate decrease in racism after It Ends Now began, and many students and teachers are still working to someday eliminate racism in our community for good.  

What is your favorite class? Human Anatomy/AP Psychology

Who is your favorite teacher? Mrs. Sutton

What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? It isn't always best to work harder. Why work harder when you can work smarter?

Favorite youth coach: Michael Carreon

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

Favorite athlete to compete against in the FVA: Mason Morrow, Neenah

Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: Being able to lead the younger athletes on a great path to success over the past few years. To me, leadership is just as important as skill in sports.

Favorite professional team: PSG

Favorite professional athlete: Sergio Ramos

College or post-high school plans: Attend a 4-year college and eventually head off to medical school.

What is your desired major/career field? Biology or Neuroscience

Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: I have Celiac Disease meaning I cannot eat gluten. When I say I am gluten-free, many people think I am doing it by choice, but I really just can't have it.

What is at the top of your “bucket list?” Play guitar on stage with the Foo Fighters

What is your dream job? To be a general surgeon in Colorado!

Favorite person to follow on Social Media: Brad Castleberry

When I have a weekend off of sports, you can usually find me... Hanging out with Elizabeth Peters or playing guitar.

A non-athletic talent I have is…: Shredding the axe better than you've ever seen before.