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Isaac Palomaki, Oshkosh West

FVA Spotlight: Isaac Palomaki, Oshkosh West Soccer, Swimming and Diving and Track and Field

Name: Isaac Palomaki

School: Oshkosh West

Year in School: Senior

Sports: Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Track and Field

Other school clubs/activities: S.O.S (sources of strength), O'Neil National Honor Society, Spanish Club

Parents’ names: Michael and Rachel Palomaki

Siblings’ names: Alaina (older sister) and Brandon (younger brother)

Favorite aspect of your school: My favorite aspect of school is my friends. We are able to push our brains to the limits and laugh and have fun at the same time, which definitely makes school more enjoyable. 

If you have been involved in community service projects, which has been most rewarding and why? Last summer I participated in an elementary science summer camp called Camp Invention, where my job was to help bring what the young school children were picturing into reality in the form of small science projects. Now, this consisted of a lot (and I mean A LOT) of hot gluing, but seeing them get excited about creating something was very rewarding, and being there to help them through that process was an amazing experience.

What is your favorite class? Math

Who is your favorite teacher? My favorite teacher of all time is Mr. Webster, a Spanish teacher.

What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? Hard work beats lazy talent every time. 

Favorite youth coach: Mr. Carns, one of my soccer coaches many years ago.

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

Favorite athlete to compete against in the FVA: Steven Tapia, he attended Oshkosh North his freshman and sophomore year, but now he goes to West.

Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: Winning conference in soccer my junior year.

Favorite professional team: Real Madrid

Favorite professional athlete: David Alba

College or post-high school plans: I plan on attending Clemson University in South Carolina

What is your desired major/career field? Mechanical Engineering

Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: I am getting my private pilot's license.

What is at the top of your “bucket list?” I would like to go skydiving.

What is your dream job? Being one of the top engineers or lead developers at an automotive company.

Favorite person to follow on Social Media: Jeevan Ambati

When I have a weekend off of sports, you can usually find me... Playing basketball with my friends or flying planes with my brother.

A non-athletic talent I have is…: I can bake pretty well.