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Abby Yanacek, Oshkosh North

FVA Spotlight: Abby Yanacek, Oshkosh North Cross Country and Track and Field

Name: Abby Yanacek

School: Oshkosh North

Year in School: Senior

Sports: Cross Country, Track and Field

Other school clubs/activities: Oshkosh North Star News, Link Crew, FFA, Sources of Strength

Parents’ names: Gail and Michael Yanacek

Siblings’ names: Max and George Yanacek

Favorite aspect of your school: The staff at North goes above and beyond to support the students in class and at events outside of school.

If you have been involved in community service projects, which has been most rewarding and why? Working alongside Mary Janness from NAMI to plan their annual 5k for suicide and mental health awareness was one of the most rewarding service experiences. Meeting with the NAMI Oshkosh board of directors and gathering support from the community tied together seamlessly when event day arrived. 

What is your favorite class? Communities

Who is your favorite teacher? Mr. Weber

What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? "Be patient."

Favorite youth coach: Jordan Schmitzer

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

Favorite athlete to compete against in the FVA: Ella Olsen, Neenah 

Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: Getting a new personal record in high jump at Conference

Favorite professional team: Milwaukee Brewers

Favorite professional athlete: Anna Hall

College or post-high school plans: I will attend a 4 year university

What is your desired major/career field? PT/OT

Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: I competed on the varsity dance team freshman year!

What is at the top of your “bucket list?” Compete in Pole Vault!

What is your dream job? Professional Nap Taker

Favorite person to follow on Social Media: Anna Hall

When I have a weekend off of sports, you can usually find me... playing Just Dance with my friends!

A non-athletic talent I have is…: baking