Nicolet National Bank Senior Spotlight: Lydia McMorrow – West De Pere dance
By Murray Gleffe
Name: Lydia McMorrow
Parents: John and Sue McMorrow
Lydia McMorrow is a recent graduate of West De Pere High School.
She said her best moment was ending her high school dance career as a state champion.
McMorrow said she’d like to be Kris Jenner for a day to see what her day-to-day activities and lifestyle are like.
She’ll be attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison this fall to pursue a nursing degree.
McMorrow said her favorite event ever attended was the Phantoms’ WIAA Division 2 state football championship game her sophomore year where she got to perform.
What’s the last gift you gave someone?
“I gave my mother, Sue, roses for Mother’s Day.”
What’s your most embarrassing dance moment?
“My freshman year dance team tryout performance.”
Which teammate could perform on “So You Think You Can Dance?”
“Fiona Green. She’s a phenomenal dancer with an amazing personality.”
If you woke up and had 1,000 unread texts and could answer only 200 of them, how would you choose which ones to answer?
“I’d choose my family’s texts first. They are everything to me.”
Did you meet your goals this season?
“Our goal was to become state champions. We took first place with our Division 2 kick routine.”
What’s your favorite number?
Who inspires you?
“My Aunt Pat Plutz. She’s the kindest, most generous and positive person I’ve ever met. She’s the person I strive to be because everyone wants to be around her. She models how we should all live our lives.”
What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?
“I’ve played the flute since middle school.”
Spider-Man or Batman?
“Batman because he drives a cool car.”
What are your hobbies?
“I love spending time with my family and friends and traveling.”
What’s your favorite day of the week?
“Friday because I know the weekend is ahead, and it gives me the motivation to end the week strong before I get a couple of days off.”
What’s your favorite type of music?
“Although I listen to a variety of music, my favorite is pop.”
What was the hardest class at West De Pere?
“Advanced Placement Statistics.”
What one word describes you?
“Motivated. I’m always looking for a challenge and ways to grow as an individual in all aspects of life.”
Australia or Japan?
“Japan. The country’s traditions and culture have always fascinated me.”
Do you have any siblings?
“I have three siblings: Michael (24), Rachel (22) and Will (15). We share a close bond, and I’m incredibly grateful to have them in my life. We have so many great memories together, and I cherish every second I get to spend with them.”
Talk about what you did for your community service hours at West De Pere.
“I have amassed more than 380 volunteer hours for more than 20 different organizations in my community. From coordinating blood drives to building an addition onto a house in South Dakota, I feel as though I’ve been able to make a positive impact on my community and school.”
Favorite wake-up food/drink?
“I like to start my day with coffee and a bagel with cream cheese.”
What was your favorite dance move in a competition?
Talk about your dance coach.
“I can’t say enough about Natalie Marcelle. She’s more than just a coach. She’s a role model who wants the best for every girl on the team. She constantly motivated me to reach my personal goals as well as the goals we wished to achieve as a team.”
Food: Chicken tenders
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