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Olivia Peterson, Appleton West

FVA Spotlight: Olivia Peterson, Appleton West Basketball and Soccer

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.