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Senior Athlete Salute: Teryn Azpell


Senior Athlete Salute: Teryn Azpell

Sam Arvin

As a way to honor the senior athletes of Harrison, the Harrison Pulse is doing a segment where we share a Q&A with selected Raider athletes from the class of 2017. Each day we will be releasing another part of this series. Today's senior athlete is Teryn Azpell:

What was your favorite class at Harrison?

"My favorite class is Mr. Klumpe’s class. I’ve had him for three years and he always brings life to math."

If you could change anything about the last four years, what would it be?

"I don’t think I would change anything, honestly. I have worked really hard throughout high school and I think it’s paid off. I feel like I’ve had the high school experience, I haven’t really missed out on anything, so I wouldn’t change a thing."

What would you tell your freshman self now?

“I would tell my freshman self that that math test you failed as a freshman doesn’t matter anymore.”

What is your favorite TV show?

“My favorite TV show is The Big Bang Theory because it’s full of quirky people like myself and it’s science-based with some humor. I love it, it’s my favorite show.”

Describe your worst date high school experience.

“My worst high school experience was on the first day of freshmen year at lunch. I walked into the wrong bathroom. Luckily no one was in there. I just walked in because I think the boys and girls bathroom at that time were switched in color. So I’d just look for the pink. And it was pink, I kid you not. This is why girls go to the bathroom in pairs, they gotta look out for each other.”

What is your favorite memory from Harrison?

“There are so many. My favorite memory would have to be the incoming freshman dance that we do. Not even when I went to it. When we do it every year for student council. It’s for the freshmen coming next year, but it’s also for student council. We just get to have a little party with ourselves. It’s a great time every year.”

Who is your favorite teacher and why?

“I don’t want to offend anyone! I have two for different reasons. Them combined would be like, the perfect teacher. So there’s Mr. Klumpe who pushes you to do your best and doesn’t let up on you. Then there’s Mr. Powell who also pushes you to do your best, but he’s, no offense Klumpe, but he’s a lot funnier. He makes learning enjoyable.”

What will you miss about high school?

“I know this sounds nerdy, but I’ll miss my teachers here. For senior year, I had the best teachers, my schedule was awesome because I know in college they aren’t as relatable to students. I’ll miss smaller classes and being closer with everyone.”

What won’t you miss about high school?

“The school lunches. I liked it freshmen year, but by senior year I’m getting tired of the pasta and the gross spicy chicken. Ugh, It’s nasty. There’s no taste.”

What do you plan on doing after high school?

“I plan to go to Purdue University and major in Engineering, maybe Mechanical or Aerospace, with a Spanish minor.”

What is your favorite pre-game song?

“It's this Spanish song, I don’t know who sings it, but it’s a good pump-up song. It’s easy to understand, and it’s got a good beat to it. At gold we don’t have warm up music, so you put on your headphones. So everyone has different warm up songs.”   

What is the most embarrassing moment that happened in a game or practice?

“I gave myself a concussion. Our coaches were yelling at us at volleyball one time because we kept letting the ball drop. So I went really hard for a ball and ran into a piece of equipment that puts the baseball nets up and I gave myself my first concussion.”

What is your favorite moment from the last four years playing your sport?

“It’s actually from golf, It’s when I got my first birdie. I hadn’t even playing a year yet, and so it was almost like a miracle. For me to even get a par was just a big deal because I wasn’t very good at it. The people I was playing with, I’d played with them before since they were my friends. So they already knew how we played, and so they were super excited when it happened, and it just made the moment even sweeter.”