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Senior Spotlight (Maddy Mares • Bureau Valley High School)

Date/place of birth: 10-31-2000/Princeton.

Hometown: Sheffield.

Family: Mother - Angie Gray; Step dad - John Gray; siblings - Aubrey, Nick, Kiah, Sawyer, Molley 

Sports: Volleyball, basketball, dance.

Favorite sport and why: Definitely basketball. I love the energy of the game and the girls I play with and I would say its my strong sport.

Favorite food and where to get it: Crab and red lobster.

Likes: Fishing, makeup, baths and music

Dislikes: Tomatoes.

Person with the greatest influence of my athletic career: My basketball coach Jim Nugent, I just think he see’s me to my full potential and pushes me hard.

Person with the greatest influence in my life: My mom. I’ve just grown up always being around her and admire her.

Dream celebrity prom date: Ryan Reynolds.

Three historic figures I’d like to meet: Walt Disney, so I can see what his thought process was and experience his integrity. Albert Einstein, so he could shed some wisdom on me; and Martin Luther just to talk to such an inspirational man.

If I was stranded on an island I’d have: My phone to get off the island.

The last song I listened to was: Ocean Eyes Billie Eillish.

People would be surprised to know: I’m a rapper and I sing.

I stay at home to watch: The bachelor.

When I need luck for a game: I pray.

The funniest person I’ve ever met: Would be myself, because I crack myself up 24/7

What they’ll say about me after high school: That I was very enjoyable to be around and loved to make people laugh.

Most embarrassing moment: When I was on vacation at Wisconsin Dells and rode a Wave simulation ride and my top and bottoms flew off on the water ride

Most unforgettable moment: When I won my title as the 2018 Miss Wyanet Summer Festival Queen.

Ultimate sports fantasy: To be able to dunk.

What I want to do In life: Be an X-ray technician and do CT and MRI scans.

Three words to best describe myself: Hilarious, weird and outgoing.

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