PLYMOUTH — Time to get your game face on.
Each week, we will chat with an area high school athlete about why they got involved in sports, what their favorite sports memories are and much more.
Get to Know: Maggie Munson
Why did you get involved in sports?
I've been in soccer pretty much my entire life because my dad coaches soccer—we're a pretty soccer-centered family—but I actually joined cross country my freshman year, mostly because I was forced to. I hated running before that and I did not want to join. I remember crying myself to sleep the night before my first practice because of how much I didn't want to be there. But, it was such a good decision to actually show up because I've met so many amazing people and discovered this hidden love for running.
What is your favorite sports memory?
We have these fun runs we do, like we do a picture run where it's like a scavenger hunt run around town taking pictures. We always mess around and have lots of fun. Also, last year for homecoming, in cross we went TP-ing. We drove out to our coach's house, and we all got caught as we were running away.
What other extracurriculars are you involved in?
The better question is what am I not involved in? I was recently elected National Honor Society president, but I'm also involved in Peers for Peers, a student volunteer organization, I'm in the school musical, Spanish honor club, Model United Nations, the math team, the academic bowl and the Future Business Leaders of America.
What is your favorite thing to do outside of school?
I love to hang out with my friends and family. One of my favorite spots is Culver's. We just love going and sitting there. But I also run a lot in my free time.
What are your plans after graduation?
Right now, I haven't decided on a university yet, but my top two are UW Madison and Yale. I do know that I want to major in political science though. In seventh grade, we were reading "To Kill A Mockingbird," and the way the trial went was so captivating. That got me interested in law, so I thought law school might be a good route and political science is my way of getting there.
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