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Lauren Tears, Neenah

FVA Spotlight: Lauren Tears, Neenah Cross Country, Powerlifting and Track and Field

Name: Lauren Tears

School: Neenah

Year in School: Senior

Sports: Cross Country, Powerlifting, Track and Field

Other school clubs/activities: SALT, National Honor Society, Key Club

Parents’ names: Mike and Denise Tears

Siblings’ names: Catherine Tears

Favorite aspect of your school: I think Neenah has many great opportunities for classes and extracurriculars, and teachers and staff care about the success of the students.

What is your favorite class? Human Bio

Who is your favorite teacher? Mrs. Dorner

What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? You need to have short term memory in sports, you can't get too hung up on your successes or failures or you'll never improve.

Favorite place to play on the road in the FVA? Kaukauna

Favorite athlete to compete against in the FVA: Sydney Fauske (Kaukauna)

Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: It's not one specific memory but one of my favorite parts of competing is bus rides home from meets with my teams

Favorite professional team: US Olympic Speedwalking Team

Favorite professional athlete: Toshikazu Yamanishi 

College or post-high school plans: Attend UW Madison

What is your desired major/career field? Pharmacology

Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: I'm terrible at spelling

What is at the top of your “bucket list?” Travel to every continent

What is your dream job? Pharmacologist

Favorite person to follow on Social Media: Bill Nye

When I have a weekend off of sports, you can usually find me... Spending time with my friends

A non-athletic talent I have is…: I'm good at embroidery