Super Kid: Laura Koetje, 17, Stanwood High School senior

Football trainer: Wraps ankles and treats minor injuries for the Spartans football teams. Travels to games in the sports medicine van and runs onto the field when players get hurt.

Working with football players: “It’s entertaining; that’s for sure. They’re goofy. It’s fun to take care of them.”

After high school: Wants to study nursing at Eastern Washington University in Cheney.

Big fan: Watches Seahawks games on TV with her family, but has never been to a live game. Favorite player is middle linebacker Lofa Tatupu.

Lots of science: Currently taking human anatomy, pre-calculus, sports medicine II, current world problems, medical terminology and business communications.

It’s a family thing: Enjoys running into cousins Kara and Kyle Koetje in the halls. Her brother, John Koetje, graduated last year.

Stanwood living: “I like it. I like small towns. I guess I’m not ­really a city girl.”

Outside of school: Hangs out with friends and her tight-knit-family. Likes seeing movies and shopping at the Alderwood mall in Lynnwood.

Favorite movie: “The Wedding Singer” because it stars her favorite actors, Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler.

Wheels: Drives a silver Volks­wagen Bug named “Sparkle” that shines in the summer when it’s clean.

Role model: Mom, Susan Koetje, a secretary at Utsalady Elementary School on Camano Island. “She does everything with a great effort and she does it to her full ability.”

Pets: Two cows, dogs Gracie and Gret, and cat Dylan.

Dream vacation: Go somewhere “really hot,” like the Bahamas or Hawaii, lie in the sun and listen to music.

Rocking out: Likes classic rock, including Led Zeppelin and the Beatles.

Favorite teachers: English teachers Jeanne Kelly and Linda Miller and sports medicine teacher Matt Brennan. They helped her through tough times and took an interest in her that went beyond academics.

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