P1FCU Prep Athlete of the Week: Heewekse Wisdom


This week’s P1FCU Prep Athlete of the Week comes from Lapwai.

She leads from on the court and in the classroom and has a tough name to spell.

"It's Heewekse Wisdom. H-E-E-W-E-K-S-E," Wisdom said. But, "I go by a nickname, wax."

Wax Wisdom is a senior at Lapwai High School.

She plays three sports for the Wildcats, volleyball, basketball and softball.

Volleyball is her first sport.

Coming into her senior year, she's emerged as leader, shining the brightest in the darkest times.

"I think it's better keeping up the team and keeping up the motivation to get to where we need to be, even when we're losing."

Not only is she a leader on the court, but one in the classroom as well.

On top of playing three sports, she has a 4.0 GPA.

"It's hard,” Wisdom said. “You have to be dedicated to your work and play sports. So, all-around it's hard. My balance is to do my work and get it done on time."

And getting that 4.0 has its added benefits.

"Last year, my auntie made a deal with me,” Wisdom said. “She said if I get straight as, last year and this year, she'll get me an Apple computer. Last year she was like, 'oh crap, she got straight as!'"

She's the oldest sibling.

All she's doing is setting the example for her younger siblings, again, leading the way.

"I'm just showing them anything is possible when they have hard work to school."

Her favorite subject is math and hopes to go to Washington State after high school.

We hope you enjoyed this week's P1FCU Prep Athlete of the Week.

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