Name: Melissa Gess
School: Appleton West
Year in School: Senior
Other school clubs/activities: A-Team and National Honors Society
Parents’ names: Cheryl and Tim Gess
Siblings’ names: Nicole Temirov and Shannon Gess
Favorite aspect of your school: Getting involved around the school is so much fun. When the school plans for spirit days for homecoming or holidays, it’s cool to see how people dress up and who has the most school spirit. It really brings the energy up in the school.
If you have been involved in community service projects, which has been most rewarding and why? I love volunteering at the Fox Valley Humane Society and socializing with the cats and dogs. It makes me happy to know that the animals are being treated fairly and that I’m preparing them to be adopted by a new family.
What is your favorite class? AP Pysch
Who is your favorite teacher? Mr. Larsh
What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? You can’t expect to have results if you don’t put in the work. You perform how you perform at practices. Work hard now, so you perform your best later.
Favorite athlete to compete against in the FVA: I don’t have a person a compete against. Dance is mainly a team sport, so my favorite team to compete against would be Appleton East.
Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: Qualifying for state my freshman year
Favorite professional team: Royal Family
Favorite professional athlete: Derek Hough
College or post-high school plans: UW-Stout
What is your desired major/career field? Majoring in Dietetics, minoring in Spanish
Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: I don’t like chocolate
What is at the top of your “bucket list?” Meeting my favorite movie stars
What is your dream job? Dietitian
Favorite person to follow on Social Media: Chris Evans
When I have a weekend off of sports, you can usually find me... Working at my job or relaxing at home
A non-athletic talent I have is…: Playing the violin