By Andy Krutsinger, Mt. Pleasant News
Emily Shumaker is a senior at Mt. Pleasant High School and a member of the Panther bowling team. She is one of two senior girls on the team and has bowled varsity all four years.
Shumaker met with The News on Tuesday after practice. The questions are inb old with her answers following.
Did you grow up in Mt. Pleasant? Yes, I grew up here.
How long have you been bowling? Since I was nine years old.
What are your plans for after high school? I am going to Kirkwood to study elementary education.
Do you play better in a quiet environment or when there are a lot of people around? When the place is packed.
So you thrive with the big crowd? I do.
Do you have any superstitions? No, I don?t.
When you throw a strike or two, do you walk back to your seat quietly or start hi-fiving and celebrating? I never show any emotion.
That?s probably pretty intimidating to the other team. It is.
Would you rather be rich or famous? Rich.
How come? Because money can buy happiness.
What is the best part of the Superbowl? The game, the halftime show or the commercials? The commercials. I do not care about football.
But you watch for the commercials? Yeah, I do.
You can hang out with one celebrity for a whole day, who do you choose? Probably Drake.
What would you guys do? Listen to music, I guess.
Would you guys cut a record, maybe do a single together? Yeah we would, Future and me.
What if you could have a super power? Probably flying. It would make traveling much easier.
Where would you fly to right off the bat? I?d fly somewhere with a beach.
If you could go back in time to any point in history, where would you choose to go? Back to when I was a kid. Life was simpler then.
What is the one thing about Coach Smith that you guys would know and maybe the rest of us wouldn?t? One time he got frustrated on the bus and hit the back of my seat, and then felt really bad and apologized right away. He still feels bad about it.
Do you ever make him feel bad about it? I told him it was OK but he still feels bad!
What do you like better, hot weather or cold weather? Fall.
So right when it?s just getting cold. Right.
iPhone or Andoid? iPhone.
Favorite phone app? Snapchat.
Favorite singer or band? Probably Drake or G-Easy.
Who is your favorite teacher? Probably my kindergarten teacher.
Panther Profile is a series of interviews with Mt. Pleasant athletes currently in season. This season will focus on members of the Panther basketball, bowling and wrestling teams.