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Senior Athlete Spotlight

Kayla Menzel

Volleyball

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How long have you played Volleyball? I have played volleyball for 6 years.

What position do you play? I play Right Side Hitter

What is your favorite pre-game food/ritual? My favorite pre-game ritual is to pray for the safety of the players and that I play to the best of my abilities. Also, always put your right tall sock halfway folded, I’m sure it’s good luck!

What do you love most about Game Day?  To have the opportunity to put what we have learned to use. To give 100+% and leave it all on the court!

If you were giving advice to other young athletes playing volleyball, what would it be? My advice would be to always do what is right even if the coach isn't watching because someone else is.  As an athlete, we need to set a good example and strive for perfection.

Who is your all-time favorite Volleyball Player (professional college, etc.? From an athletic perspective, I would say, Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh-Jennings. To be known as the best of the best and prove it time after time is an outstanding accomplishment!

Do you participate in other sports and activities at GHS? If so, what are they?  I also compete in Basketball, Track, UIL, and am President of the Groesbeck FFA chapter.

What are you looking forward to the most this last year of High School? I am looking forward to making this last year my best and influence as many others as possible!

What are your plans after High School? After high school, my plan is to attend Texas A&M, earning a degree in Animal Science,  then continue my education to become a Veterinarian.

 

 

Seth Kirk

Football

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How long have you played Football? 4 years not 7th or 10th grades

What position do you play? Outside Linebacker

What is your favorite pre-game food/ritual? We always eat sandwiches, but my ritual is eating a banana and drinking a bottle of water. 

What do you love most about football and Friday Nights? I love the contact and the competitive nature, but most of all it's the brotherhood I share with my teammates that I love the most. 

If you were giving advice to other young athletes playing football, what would it be? I would say that no matter how hard it gets and no matter how you wanna quit, everyone else in that field is counting on you- that's being part of a team. 

Do you play any other sports or involved in other activities at GHS, if so, what? Yes, I have been involved in Theater One-Act Play, Track, and Field, UIL academics such as debate, film and more, Ag and 4H. 

Who is your favorite college or NFL Team? My favorite college team is the Texas A&M Aggies. 

What are you looking forward to the most this last year of High School? I look forward to the future, I just want to make the most out of every day and take every opportunity available to me. 

What are your plans after High School?   I plan to attend the fire academy and then go on to a large Fire Department and possibly continue my education from there.  

 

KADE WATSON 

Football

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How long have you played Football ? I have played football since the first grade

What position do you play? I play offensive line. My primary position is center, but I also play guard.

What is your favorite pre-game food/ritual? My favorite pregame ritual is just to put my headphones in and listen to my favorite music whether it be rock or  rap music and just lay down in the locker room and really get my mind ready for the game.

What do you love most about football and Friday Nights?  My favorite thing about football is  that I get to play the game that I have loved since I was a little kid and you know everything about the game is just exciting to me and I love playing it and Friday nights is really something special because it’s something I’ve looked forward to doing since I was a kid and I just I’m so blessed that I get to do it every Friday night with my brothers.

If you were giving advice to other young athletes playing football, what would it be?  Some advice I would give to young athletes out there is just to work always work hard and keep your nose on the grind and don’t let up you’re always got to be working you always have to be ready for whatever life throws at you and that’s what I love most about football.  I love that it gives you that ability to always be ready for the hardest times in life so that’s why I think you know if you’re a little kid playing football keep at it because it will teach you a lot of valuable lessons.

Do you play any other sports or involved in other activities at GHS, if so, what?  I throw the discus and I’m also involved in UIL social studies and student council.

Who is your favorite college or NFL Team?  The New England patriots and the Texas A&M aggies.

What are you looking forward to the most this last year of High School?  I’m sad that this is my last year of high school but I’m very blessed to be able to do it with a bunch of people that I love to be around and I’m just excited to make more memories with them and graduate and make even more memories after that.

What are your plans after High School?  I want to go to Blinn junior college and then transfer to Texas A&M and major in engineering with a minor in business.

 

 

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