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Owen Polak, Oshkosh West

FVA Spotlight: Owen Polak, Oshkosh West Basketball, Soccer and Track and Field

Name: Owen Polak

School: Oshkosh West

Year in School: Senior

Sports: Basketball, Soccer, Track and Field (manager)

Parents’ names: Stephanie and Jason Polak

Siblings’ names: Reid Polak

Favorite aspect of your school: I love the excitement of athletics and being able to be a part of a team

If you have been involved in community service projects, which has been most rewarding and why? My family and I have helped organize fundraisers for the Childrens Tumor Foundation which is the leading researcher for NF (neurofibromatosis). I have NF1. I also have been collecting pop tabs since I have been in the first grade and bring those to the Ronald McDonalds House and Childrens Hospital Milwaukee.

What is your favorite class? Gym-Strength & Conditioning

Who is your favorite teacher? Mr. Dean

What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? Keep practicing, keep trying and pushing yourself

Favorite youth coach: Coach Stack

Favorite place to play on the road in the FVA? Kimberly

Favorite athlete to compete against in the FVA: I enjoyed watching Jordan McCabe when he played for Kaukauna

Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: Team dinners

Favorite professional team: Minnesota Wild Hockey Team

Favorite professional athlete: Ryan Suter- Minnesota Wild

College or post-high school plans: Project Search

What is your desired major/career field? I want to work with others

Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: I have NF1 (neurofibromatosis) and epilepsy

What is at the top of your “bucket list?” To attend a NHL Winter Classic

What is your dream job? Being a PE Teacher

Favorite person to follow on Social Media: Jason Zucker (NHL)

When I have a weekend off of sports, you can usually find me... Watching my little brother play hockey

A non-athletic talent I have is…: I love playing cribbage