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Thomas Hendricks, Oshkosh West

FVA Spotlight: Thomas Hendricks, Oshkosh West Cross Country, Swimming and Diving and Track and Field

Name: Thomas Hendricks

School: Oshkosh West

Year in School: Senior

Sports: Cross Country, Swimming and Diving, Track and Field

Other school clubs/activities: Boy Scouts, O’Neil National Honor Society

Parents’ names: Tom and Mary Hendricks

Siblings’ names: Jake Hendricks

Favorite aspect of your school: I really enjoy the sports community. The coaches and team spirit really help you feel at home.

If you have been involved in community service projects, which has been most rewarding and why? I have been involved in many community projects through Boy Scouts. The most rewarding was my Eagle Scout project which was building picnic tables for my high school.  It was rewarding because I got to lead it and I got to see how much it helped the school.

What is your favorite class? AP European History

Who is your favorite teacher? Mr. Stellpflug

What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? The best advice I’ve been given as an athlete is how to run the 400 meter dash properly. It helped me drop significant amounts of time in that event.

Favorite youth coach: Bill Counts in YMCA basketball

Favorite place to play on the road in the FVA? I love the FVA Conference Cross Country Meet in Kaukauna

Favorite athlete to compete against in the FVA: He may be my teammate but I enjoy competing against Nick Ziglinski from Oshkosh West. I know we’re very close in our times in the 400 and he drives me to get better.

Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: Going to state in the 4x400 in 2018

Favorite professional team: Green Bay Packers

Favorite professional athlete: Michael Johnson

College or post-high school plans: I am attending UW Milwaukee

What is your desired major/career field? I want to go into Art and Design

Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: I love the outdoors. Camping, hiking and backpacking are all hobbies of mine.

What is at the top of your “bucket list?” Travel the world

What is your dream job? Freelance nature and wildlife photographer

Favorite person to follow on Social Media: Luke Tyree or Isaac Spotts. Both are photographers

When I have a weekend off of sports, you can usually find me... Painting or taking pictures.

A non-athletic talent I have is…: I’m a pretty good photographer. I enjoy shooting nature shots mostly.