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Senior Spotlight

Valerie Reuter • Bureau Valley

Name: Valerie Reuter.

School: Bureau Valley High School.

Date/place of birth: May 24, 1997, Freeport.

Hometown: Walnut.

Family: Mom - Laura Reuter; dad - Scott Reuter; sisters, Shannon Reuter, Katie Melsheimer.

Sports: Volleyball and basketball.

Favorite sport and why: My favorite sport is volleyball because I love the intensity in the game.

Favorite food and where to get it: Alan Special from Los Ranchitos.

Likes: hanging out with friends and family, shopping, and Taco Bell.

Dislikes: homework, cops that hide, and people that don’t try

Person with the greatest Influence on my athletic career (and why): My dad has the greatest influence on my athletic career because he pushes me to work hard and do my best.

Person with the greatest influence in my life (and why): My older sister Shannon. She is not only my role model but my best friend, too.

If stranded on a deserted island, I would have my: headphones and my phone.

The last song I listened to: Come On Get Higher, Matt Nathanson.

People would be surprised to know: That every year I go on vacation with about 100 other family members.  

I stay home to watch: Criminal Minds.

When I need luck for a big game, I:  listen to music.

The funniest person I’ve ever met (and why): Corinne Wagenknecht, because she knows how to make me smile and laugh.

What they’ll say about me at school after I graduate: She was a nice, funny, and a fun person to be around.

Most embarrassing moment: At summer league, I called a ball out of bounds and it hit my foot and rolled across the floor.

Most unforgettable moment: I will never forget seeing all the people in purple come out to support Cora at benefits.

Ultimate sports fantasy: My ultimate sports fantasy would be to play college volleyball.

What I would like to do in life: Get a degree in psychology and be a children’s counselor.

Three words that best describe myself: athletic, funny, and nice.

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