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Iris Hertting, Appleton North

FVA Spotlight: Iris Hertting, Appleton North Cross Country and Track and Field

Name: Iris Hertting

School: Appleton North

Year in School: Senior

Sports: Cross Country, Track and Field

Other school clubs/activities: Math Team, NHS, Link Crew, Board Game Club

Parents’ names: Scott and Robin

Siblings’ names: Greysen, Hazel, and Jude

Favorite aspect of your school: Appleton North has been very accommodating when it comes to scheduling, this year I spend part of my day taking classes at Neenah High School without any conflicts.

If you have been involved in community service projects, which has been most rewarding and why? Like many other athletes in the area, I have really enjoyed the opportunity to help out at Inspire Sports events. It has been rewarding to help kids who do not often have the chance to participate in sports find the same enjoyment that I do.

What is your favorite class? AP Government

Who is your favorite teacher? Mrs. Klunder

What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? After unproductive off seasons, I'm always reminded that I don't have to peak until the end.

Favorite youth coach: Tim Foulks from my brief diving career.

Favorite place to play on the road in the FVA? I've always enjoyed racing at Rolling Meadows Golf Course in Fond du Lac.

Favorite athlete to compete against in the FVA: Sydney Squier - Appleton North

Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: when my 4x200m relay qualified for state by .02 seconds sophomore year.

Favorite professional team: Team USA

Favorite professional athlete: Nathan Chen

College or post-high school plans: Drake University

What is your desired major/career field? Actuarial Science

Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: I listen to podcasts in the car more than I listen to music.

What is at the top of your “bucket list?” Snowshoeing the Swiss Alps

What is your dream job? Associate Actuary

Favorite person to follow on Social Media: George Takei

When I have a weekend off of sports, you can usually find me... Working at Boardlandia.

A non-athletic talent I have is…: I can solve a Rubik's cube in under 20 seconds.