Name: Olivia Peterson
School: Appleton West
Year in School: Junior
Sports: Basketball, Soccer
Other school clubs/activities: National Honor Society, SLP (Student Leadership Program)
Parents’ names: Cari and Aaron Peterson
Siblings’ names: Haley and Mason Peterson
Favorite aspect of your school: My favorite aspect at Appleton West is the positive energy and the bonds you make with teachers and the classmates you don’t always see everyday. The support from the community is motivating and inspiring as well.
If you have been involved in community service projects, which has been most rewarding and why? Helping out with our youth basketball program has to be my favorite but yet most rewarding. Just seeing all the smiles on the kids faces while playing brings so much happiness to me and takes me back to when I was young doing the same thing as them, playing the sport they love. It’s motivating to see how hard they work and to see what Appleton West has coming in the future.
What is your favorite class? Fashion and Interior Design
Who is your favorite teacher? Mrs. Sternhagen
What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to the situation.
Favorite youth coach: Scott Fortune
Favorite place to play on the road in the FVA? Kimberly High School
Favorite athlete to compete against in the FVA: Emily La Chapell (Appleton East)
Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: My favorite memory is when we beat Appleton North with 4 girls on the court in triple overtime.
Favorite professional team: Golden State Warriors
Favorite professional athlete: Stephen Curry
College or post-high school plans: Play basketball in college
What is your desired major/career field? Architectural Interior Design
Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: I have about a million pregame rituals/superstitions.
What is at the top of your “bucket list?” Going to Bora Bora
What is your dream job? Either a dolphin trainer or an interior designer.
Favorite person to follow on Social Media: Stephen Curry
When I have a weekend off of sports, you can usually find me... Hanging out with my friends or working
A non-athletic talent I have is…: I am really good with kids.