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Senior Showcase: Chanute Makayla Schoenhofer

Like many student-athlete’s, Chanute High School’s Makayla Schoenhofer had her high school career cut short due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. However, she’s not letting it stop her optimism from what her and her team accomplished not just this past year, but her 4 years as a Blue Comet.

Makayla plays Volleyball in the fall, Basketball in the winter, and runs track in the spring. This year she was honored with All-State 2nd Team in volleyball as well as honorable mention in the SEK League basketball honors.

Her senior year found her as captain for both Blue Comet Volleyball and Basketball teams. She is a 3 year varsity player with JV playing time her freshman year.

EASTERN KANSAS SPORTS: It’s your final year of high school. What are your favorite memories during that time and what are your expectations for your senior year?

Makayla Schoenhofer:  A few of my favorite memories for my final year of high school includes winning substate my junior year and going to state for volleyball, being SEK champs for basketball my junior year and watching our boys team go to state for basketball last year. The expectations for my senior year are to have as much fun as I possibly can with my teammates and make more memories with them. Also, to have successful seasons in volleyball, basketball, and track. I will work hard to be a leader that all my teammates can look up to and come to if they ever need anything. In the classroom, I expect to work hard and keep good grades to help me in the future with colleges and scholarships. I want to make sure senior year really is the best year!

EASTERN KANSAS SPORTS: What are some of your interests and hobbies away from school?

MS: Some of my interests and hobbies away from school are playing club volleyball, shopping, watching netflix and hanging out with my friends. I also love going to amusement parks.

EASTERN KANSAS SPORTS: Who is your favorite athlete? Favorite sports team? Favorite music group/singer?

MS: My favorite athlete would have to Udoka Azubuike or Kelsie Payne. I enjoy watching the Jayhawks and the Royals. I listen to all genres of music but my favorite is country and my favorite singer is Chris Young.

EASTERN KANSAS SPORTS: Who are the people that you look up too (role models)?

MS: My parents are definitely my role models because they have always been my biggest fans and are always there to push me and have my back.

EASTERN KANSAS SPORTS: What are your plans after graduating?

MS: My plans are to go to Washburn University and Major in Psychology.

EASTERN KANSAS SPORTS: Finally, what is a fun fact about you that people may, or may not know?

MS: I can say the alphabet backwards perfectly (99% of the time).

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