Name: Emily Simon
School: Appleton North
Year in School: Senior
Sports: Basketball, Softball, Tennis
Other school clubs/activities: National Honor Society, Link Crew, Key Club, HOSA
Parents’ names: Mike and Amy Simon
Siblings’ names: Drew Simon (16)
Favorite aspect of your school: I love the supportive environment and abundance of school spirit Appleton North has to offer! It has been difficult to adjust this past year but it's amazing how Appleton North's school spirit shines through despite the distance we have between us and how readily staff members support their students.
If you have been involved in community service projects, which has been most rewarding and why? I'm involved in the St. Elizabeth Volunteer Services Department where I've helped in Patient Registration by guiding patients to the correct department of the hospital. I feel like this has been the most rewarding experience because I had the opportunity to meet new people everyday and also experience what it is like to work in a hospital setting. Currently, due to the pandemic, I am knitting baby hats for the newborn babies due to volunteers being out of the hospital.
What is your favorite class? Science and History
Who is your favorite teacher? Mrs. Rietveld (Chemistry/ AP Chemistry) and Ms. Reed (AP US History)
What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? To play hard and have fun no matter what!
Favorite youth coach: My Dad, Coach Colombo, and Coach Buss during 4th-6th grade ANGBC
Favorite place to play on the road in the FVA? Oshkosh West
Favorite athlete to compete against in the FVA: Kayla Behnke (Kimberly), Mackenzie Hogenson and Alina Harmon (Neenah)
Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: playing at UW Madison's Goodman Softball Complex during my freshmen softball season for the WIAA DI Softball Tournament.
Favorite professional team: Milwaukee Brewers
Favorite professional athlete: Aaron Rodgers
College or post-high school plans: Either UW Madison or the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
What is your desired major/career field? I am planning on majoring in Biochemistry with a minor in either Genetics, Global Health, or History. I am hoping to then go on to become either a PA, a Medical Research Scientist, or another career in the science/medical field.
Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: I'm very adventurous. I've been zip-lining and whitewater-rafting and I hope to one day go skydiving, bungee-jumping, parasailing, and hang-gliding.
What is at the top of your “bucket list?” To travel to Australia and scuba dive in the Great Barrier Reef before it disappears.
What is your dream job? My dream job would be to do something that I love that has a positive impact on others. At the moment, to me that means becoming a top researcher that helps develop treatments and cures for diseases.
Favorite person to follow on Social Media: Charlie Berens on Instagram
When I have a weekend off of sports, you can usually find me... spending time with my family and friends.
A non-athletic talent I have is…: I enjoy painting, knitting, crocheting, and sewing.