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Q&A with The Independent Schools Aaron Shadid – Athlete Spotlight – Presented by Visit Wichita

VYPE interviewed TIS’ Aaron Shadid who has since competed at the State Championship Prelims while battling food poisoning.

VYPE: What are your personal goals for the year?

My goals for this year are to get stronger and faster and prepare for football season.

VYPE: What is the most fun you have had in the last year?

The most fun I’ve had this past year is probably making it to state in Track.

VYPE: Who is your favorite teacher from any grade, and why?

My favorite teacher is Mr. Walck, 5th grade. He was a great teacher and understood me very well. 

VYPE: What is your favorite athletic memory?

My favorite athletic memory has got to be Track and Field, 8th grade. I came second at League and had 10+ gold medals throughout the season.

VYPE: What teammate has left the biggest impression on you and why?

Joseph Recalde-Phillips has had the biggest impression on me; he is a very talented athlete. He’s fast, and I’ve always wanted to be fast like him.

VYPE: What is your favorite part of being on this team?

My favorite part of being on the Track and Field team is probably performing better every week.

VYPE: You can pick any place for a summer vacation. Where do you go, and who do you take with you?

I would go to Florida with my friends if I had to take a vacation.

VYPE: If we gave you $500 and you had to spend it in the next 24 hours, what would you spend it on?

If I had 500 dollars to spend, I’d probably spend it on better track spikes and football cleats.

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