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Senior Spotlight — Jacquie Wallaert

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 2:10 p.m. CDT
Hall senior Jacquie Wallaert says her father, Mike, has had the greatest influence on her athletic career, because he was her basketball coach in grade school and “taught me how to be a good sport and that hard work pays off in the end.” Her dad, “always encourages me to do the best I can in everything I do.” WHen she’s looking for some good eats, Wallaert will go for some Chicken Oscar from her hometown JT’s Bar and Grill in Cherry.

Name: Jacquie Wallaert.

Nickname: “Jac.:

School: Hall High School.

Date/Place of birth: Dec. 11, 1994, in Princeton.

Hometown: Cherry.

Family: Mom, Lori; Dad, Mike; sisters, Katie, Lindsay and Chelsea.

Sports: Cross country, basketball, track and cheerleading.

Favorite sport and why: Track. It’s a lot of hard work, but it’s the best feeling when I do well at a meet.

Favorite food and where to get it: Chicken Oscar from JT’s Bar and Grill.

Likes: Candy, fashion.

Dislikes: When people chew loudly.

Person with the greatest influence on my athletic career: My dad. He was my basketball coach throughout all of grade school and taught me how to be a good sport and that hard work pays off in the end.

Person with the greatest influence on my life: My dad as well. He always encourages me to do the best I can in everything I do.

If stranded on a deserted island, I would have to have my: family.

The CD in my player at home/car is: Taylor Swift.

People would be surprised to know that: I’m actually very outgoing.

I stay home to watch: Glee.

When I need luck for a big game, I: wear my lucky headband.

The funniest person I’ve ever met: Nicki Ernat. She never fails to make me laugh no matter what mood I’m in.

What they’ll say about me at school after I graduate: I was voted best looking in my class.

Most embarrassing moment: When the whole cafeteria sang happy birthday to me my freshman year.

Most unforgettable moment: Winning homecoming queen.

Ultimate sports fantasy: Winning a medal my senior year at the state track meet.

What I would like to do in life: Go to school for fashion design or cosmetology.

Three words that best describe me: Caring, soft spoken and athletic.

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