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Senior Spotlight

Valerie Reuter • Bureau Valley

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 11:15 a.m. CDT
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Val Reuter says the person with the greatest Influence on her athletic career is her dad, because he “has the greatest influence on my athletic career because he pushes me to work hard and do my best.” Her sister, Shannon, has had the greatest influence in her life, because, “She is not only my role model but my best friend, too.

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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