Name: Lauren Best
School: Oshkosh West
Year in School: Senior
Sports: Basketball, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field
Other school clubs/activities: I am a part of FANS, networking club, and peer mentoring.
Parents’ names: Cari and Clay Best
Siblings’ names: Megan Best and two dogs
Favorite aspect of your school: My favorite aspect of school is the environment of being with new students in every classroom and the bonds you can make with people you don't always see everyday.
If you have been involved in community service projects, which has been most rewarding and why? I have been a part of the Special Olympics through our girl's basketball team at Oshkosh West and we meet with students in elementary and middle school and teach them skills that are a part of the game of basketball. This has been one of the most rewarding projects I have done because it gives me so much joy to see these children accomplish the stations we set up for them and the smiles that light up their faces.
What is your favorite class? Trigonometry/Algebra 2
Who is your favorite teacher? Mrs. Podvin. She wakes me up in the morning with her great energy and I need that! Also, Señor because he gave me a giant candy bar for Halloween.
What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? Don't blast the ball over the net, again, Lauren!
Favorite youth coach: Chris Guido
Favorite place to play on the road in the FVA? Neenah
Favorite athlete to compete against in the FVA: Gabby Kempf, Oshkosh North
Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: leading the roller coasters at football games as a part of FANS.
Favorite professional team: Green Bay Packers
Favorite professional athlete: Randall Cobb
College or post-high school plans: I plan to attend a four-year university while getting my major in physical therapy. While doing so, I will continue my athletic career playing soccer for the university.
What is your desired major/career field? Physical Therapy
Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: I am an outgoing person and always want to make sure everyone feels included in every aspect.
What is at the top of your “bucket list?” Traveling the world and going on a safari in Africa and seeing elephants.
What is your dream job? Movie and TV director for a show like Friends
Favorite person to follow on Social Media: Carli Lloyd
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…: Being confused about calculus through the whole unit and staying up late the night before the big test to learn it all over again.