Prep Pulse: Claire Heckel


A Q&A with Heritage Hills senior basketball player Claire Heckel.

Nicknames: Check, Claire Bear.

Best thing about the school year: Christmas break.

Who on your team cracks you up and why: Avery (Neff) and Hadley (Lytton) because of their dance moves.

Complete the sentence: I could binge watch Grey's Anatomy for hours on end.

What teacher has had the greatest impact on your life, and why: Mrs. Sermersheim, because she taught me to try my best and everything will be okay in the end.

What’s the best emoji: The monkey emoji.

Favorite type of donut: Krispy Kreme.

One thing you do that puts you in your coach’s doghouse: When the team doesn't take care of the ball.

People would be surprised to know what about you: I can play the piano.

Piece of advice you’ve gotten that has stuck with you: Never settle until your dreams become a reality.

Who do you consider to be your heroes: My mom.

Physical feature that makes you unique: Eyes.

Oddest piece of trivia that you know: The Amazon Rainforest produces around one fifth of the world's oxygen.

I hate to admit it, but my parents are right about: Everything.

No matter what, my mom can always cheer me up.

I spend far too much money on: Shoes.

You scream at the TV when: The Purdue basketball games are on.

Something you really wish you knew how to do: Play guitar.

What are some things on your bucket list: Go to France.

Best concert you’ve attended: Florida Georgia Line.

Who’s the smartest person on your team: Nevah Barnett.

Best athlete from another school you’ve faced: Myah Montgomery (Southridge).

Song in your music collection that’s played the most: "Jumpman" by Drake and Future.

Business you’d like to add to your hometown: Starbucks.

Favorite former athlete from your school: Abby Wahl.

Strawberry jelly or grape jelly: Strawberry jelly, for sure.

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