Name: Maria Sorensen
Year in School: Senior
Other school clubs/activities: National Honor Society, Key Club, Student Activities Leadership Team, and LAUNCH
Parents’ names: Phil and Paula
Siblings’ names: Hannah and Will
Favorite aspect of your school: I love the variety of classes and the passion our teachers have for their work.
If you have been involved in community service projects, which has been most rewarding and why? My classmates and I had the opportunity to be a part of Phase 1. This was a community-wide event held to recognize Neenah’s Special Olympics basketball team and education department. The support from students and the community was amazing to see. Everyone came together to make this a night the students would never forget. The pure joy felt throughout the event and basketball game was definitely the most rewarding.
What is your favorite class? Biotech
Who is your favorite teacher? Ms. Pacolt
What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? You can only do so much as an individual athlete but when you work as a team, that is when you really make an impact. Always focus on the relationships you have with your teammates.
Favorite youth coach: Tip Brown
Favorite place to play on the road in the FVA? Kaukauna
Favorite athlete to compete against in the FVA: Lainey Higgins - Appleton East
Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: the first time I played inside the Rocket Memorial Soccer Stadium
Favorite professional team: Portland Thorns
Favorite professional athlete: Lindsey Horan
College or post-high school plans: I will be attending Northern Michigan University
What is your desired major/career field? Nursing
Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: I am actually more of an introvert
What is at the top of your “bucket list?” Traveling to Patagonia, Argentina
What is your dream job? Pediatrician or Nurse Practitioner
Favorite person to follow on Social Media: Linda Sun
When I have a weekend off of sports, you can usually find me... watching a show or outside with my family
A non-athletic talent I have is…: baking