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Senior Spotlight: Ted Simmons

posted Feb 12, 2014, 2:11 PM by Unknown user
Paige Sudlow

After a successful season of being a soccer co-captain senior, Ted Simmons is looking forward to taking that success and carrying it into track season. With track just around the corner Simmons is about to start what he hopes is the most triumphant season of his high school

career. “I expect the most out of myself that I can give. Training hard and hopefully making it to state, and I expect that out of all of my teammates as well.”

Simmons hopes to experience the feeling of going to state again just as he did his sophomore year in the 4x800 relay, placing fourth, with former VB students, teammates, and friends Brian Davidson, Eric Wymer, and Dean Rodabaugh.


Along with the upcoming track season, Simmons is also a 2-year volunteer of the Gliding Stars Program here in Findlay, and with the show coming up in March, he has spent most of his Sundays at the cube with his Star Taylor.


“I like that Gliding Stars combines a fun activity like skating with helping other people. Also the fact that some of my peers from Van Buren volunteer as well makes it even more enjoyable.”  


For the future, Simmons plans of either attending the University of Cincinnati, The Ohio State University, or Clemson University and majoring in engineering.


Throughout your track season, pick one memory that you’ll never forget from high school track and describe it.  It’s definitely going to state my sophomore year. It’s just a feeling that’s indescribable.


What do you think is the most interesting aspect of yourself? I would like to think that I am very grounded. I feel that I can learn about different things and relate to people in different ways because I’ve been through certain things.


What are three things that you can’t live without? Exercise, friends and family (those go together), and faith. That is what is most important to me.

If you had the chance to have dinner with anyone who would it be, and why? It’s kind of a toss up because I think Jesus would be a cool person to talk to, but it’d be pretty cool to eat dinner with my dad again.


What’s your favorite joke? Corey… because he is always doing things to make me laugh!


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