Caldwell senior Lucy Schneider keeps a very busy schedule. In addition to playing volleyball and basketball for the Bluejays, she is involved in TSA, FCCLA, FCA, Student Council, NHS, SCCDAT, Math Relays, Scholars Bowl, and yearbook. She was recently named one of Caldwell’s Kansas Honors Scholars, an honor given to those in the top 10 percent of their class.
Schneider’s favorite thing about attending Caldwell High is the tight-knit feel of the community.
“Because we are a small school everyone supports each other,” she said. “Everyone knows everyone’s name, and teachers have the time to work one-on-one with you. School events bring the whole community together.”
Schneider enjoys playing both volleyball and basketball, not only because of her competitive nature, but it also allows a great way to bond with friends and family.
“I love to compete, and be on a team with my friends,” she said. “My dad first got me interested in sports. It became something we bonded over, and still do today.”
Oftentimes, what motivates an athlete to be successful is the victory itself, whether that is over an opponent or just pushing past your own limits. Schneider would agree.
“Success motivates me,” she said. “I love the feeling of accomplishment and that feeling of knowing I have done my best.”
When asked if there is anyone Schneider looks to as a role model, one immediately came to mind.
“I look up to my mom,” she said. “She is the most caring and giving person I know. She would do anything for my family and I. I admire her more than she knows.”
After graduating from Caldwell High, Schneider plans to attend Wichita State University and obtain a degree in K-12 physical education. She also hopes to have the opportunity to coach someday, and has a long-term goal of becoming a high school guidance counselor.