Prep Pulse: Rylee Hedinger


A Q&A with Jasper senior volleyball player Rylee Hedinger.

Nickname: Ry

Best part about the school year: Being a senior and being in HOSA (Future Health Professionals)

Who on your team cracks you up the most: Natalie Wigand — We have been best friends since kindergarten, so we have many inside jokes. We can always find something to laugh about.

Complete the sentence: I could binge watch ‘The Office’ for hours on end.

What teacher has had the greatest impact on your life, and why: Mr. Mauck — He teaches some of my favorite subjects, AP Bio and A&P. This is my second year having him, and I love going to class everyday. He teaches his subjects very well, but also adds in stories and life lessons. I always laugh in his class and I never get bored. You can ask him anything and he would be there for anyone.

What’s the best emoji: The soft smile.

Favorite type of donut: Half of a cream filled and half of a jelly filled put together.

One thing you do that puts you in your coach’s doghouse: When I am not in the right spot for defense, and the ball lands where I am supposed to be.

People would be surprised to know what about you: I love to fish, but I don't eat fish.

Piece of advice you’ve gotten that has stuck with you: My oldest sister Rachel always gives me advice. One thing that has always stuck with me is "Life is a journey that is not going to be easy, but it has a funny way of working out. Keep working hard and being you. Everything will turn out okay."

Who do you consider to be your heroes: My mom and oldest sister Rachel.

Physical feature that makes you unique: My blonde hair — everyone tells me they wish they had it.

Oddest piece of trivia that you know: It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes opened.

I hate to admit it, but my parents are right about: Everything. No matter what, they are always right.

Complete the sentence: I’m going on a road trip, and I’m going to California and I’m taking these people along for the ride: my friends.

No matter what, My mom and my sister Regan can always cheer me up.

I spend far too much money on: Dairy Queen.

You scream at the TV when: A commercial comes on.

Something you really wish you knew how to do: A standing back flip and speak fluent in Spanish.

What are some things on your bucket list: Leave the country, bungee jumping, sky diving, and pursue a career in the medical field.

Best concert you’ve attended: Fifth Harmony — Only one I have been to.

Who’s the smartest person on your team: Meredith Hilgefort.

If you cut the cord but could keep three stations, what would they be: Freeform, Disney, Lifetime.

Best athlete from another school you’ve faced: Jessica Nunge (Castle).

Song in your music collection that’s played the most: "Girls Like You" by Maroon 5 and Cardi B.

Business you’d like to add to your hometown: Steak N' Shake.

Favorite former athlete from your school: Libby Bell.

Strawberry jelly or grape jelly: Grape.

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