Nicolet National Bank Senior Spotlight: Nick Percy – Ashwaubenon boys’ soccer, bowling
By Rich Palzewic
ASHWAUBENON – Nick Percy, a 2020 Ashwaubenon High School graduate, played boys’ soccer and bowled during his four years at the school.
Nick, the son of Kelly and Michael Percy, will be heading to San Antonio, Texas, soon to begin eight weeks of basic training for the Air Force.
“I’m partially doing it because my dad served in the Air Force when he was younger,” Percy said. “It gives me opportunities for physical training and to get a great education, along with decent pay.”
Percy said he will study security forces, with hopes to become a policeman someday.
“It’s a little more nerve-wracking than exciting to head to Texas,” he said. “Knowing I won’t have much connection to the outside world for about eight weeks makes me anxious. After my basic training, I’ll stay down there for another three months and go to a technical school, and then I’ll get my placement. There’s a decent chance I’ll be going to Germany, but I’d like to stay in the Midwest.”
Percy said his most memorable sports moment took place during his junior year on the bowling team.
“It was pretty cool when we finished runner-up at state that year,” said Percy, whose highest-scored game is a 269 and averages about 200.
He once started a game off by bowling seven straight strikes.
“I’m not currently in a league, but I did the Saturday youth mornings and bowled through junior high and high school,” Percy said. “Ironically, the game I started with seven straight strikes was not my highest game ever. I was three frames away to a perfect game once.”
Percy, who said he hopes to be remembered as one of the better bowlers to come through Ashwaubenon, has two older brothers, Christopher and Patrick, and an older sister, Allie.
“Allie goes to Marian and wants to become a history teacher,” said Percy, who describes himself as hard-working, determined and excitable. “Allie golfed and bowled, Patrick did hockey and Christopher played soccer.”
His mom grew up in Wisconsin, and his dad comes from Cheboygan, Michigan.
Percy said he will miss the family atmosphere at Ashwaubenon, and you can’t walk around the halls and not know someone.
He loves spending time with his family and girlfriend, enjoying quality time, sirloin steak with mashed potatoes and gravy, chocolate ice cream, Monopoly, the month of June and the phone app OneFootball.