Senior Spotlight — Kelly Schmidt
Name: Kelly Schmidt.
School: Princeton High School.
Date/place of birth: May 4, 1996. Aurora.
Family: Mom, Barb Valle; Stepdad, Cam Valle; brother, Ben Schmidt; stepsisters Kristin and Sarah Valle.
Sports: Volleyball, basketball, and soccer.
Favorite sport and why: Soccer because it was the first sport I really saw any success in and I have the most friends in it.
Likes: Food, sleep and music.
Dislikes: Free time.
Favorite food and where to get it: A steak burrito from Mickey’s Massive Burrito or pancakes from the Truck Stop.
Person with the greatest influence on my athletic career (and why): Eric Tinley, because he’s always encouraged me to keep working hard and improving even when things weren’t going the way I wanted them to.
Person with the greatest influence in my life (and why): My great-grandparents, Elza and Vivian Moses, because they exemplified compassion, generosity, and unconditional love.
If stranded on a deserted island, I would have my: cat, JD.
Last song I listened to: King of Amarillo by Issues.
People would be surprised to know: I really like Brussel sprouts.
I stay home to watch: Dance Moms.
When I need luck for a big game, I: play with my two headed troll, Hanz and Franz.
The funniest person I’ve ever met (and why): Alexis Mink, because we’re the same person and I’m pretty funny.
What they’ll say about me at school after I graduate: Thank goodness she’s gone.
Most embarrassing moment: Leaving one of my soccer cleats at the school the day of regional finals
Most unforgettable moment: Singing with Concert Choir at the IMEA All-State Convention.
Ultimate sports fantasy: Playing soccer at Washington University.
What I would like to do in life: Make a difference.
Three words that best describe myself: Very, very hungry.