SNOHOMISH — Jack Kuna, 17, is a Snohomish High School senior. This is his second year as student equipment manager for the football and basketball teams. He sports a smile and a Panther T-shirt much of the time.
Q: What’s it like on the sidelines?
A: I get to be here with my peers, helping out, hanging out.
Having a close-up view to the field is super exciting. You can see everything. You can see if someone has fumbled a ball or has intercepted.
My main job is getting the footballs out every day, putting them out on the field where they need to go. I do any job the coaches need help with. Fixing something, whatever. I’m always there to help them out.
Q: Does this up your popularity?
A: I don’t get a whole lot of girls coming up to me after games.
Q: Do you get fed well?
A: We get team meals before the game. That’s always fun.
Q: What’s been the highlight?
A: When we made it to the playoffs (last year). I was excited for my team. Bellevue is a tough team to play against. We lost. But we did the best we could do.
Q: What’s your forecast for this year?
A: Maybe we can advance another round to the next game.
Q: What’s the most exciting part of the game?
A: When we score. When we win. It creates a positive feeling.
Q: How long does that feeling last?
A: The rest of the evening. Sometimes into the next day.
Q: What’s your sport?
A: I’m on the swim team. I do freestyle and backstroke.
Q: What classes are you taking?
A: Astronomy, forensics, Algebra 2 and English. I get a whole period to work on my homework which is kind of nice.
I really liked making bottle rockets and all that stuff. In forensics you set up your own crime scene. I did it with a group of people. We did a scene where everybody is living at a house. It had to do with getting pizza. It was a weird crime scene.
Q: What do you do for fun?
A: I like watching hockey. When it’s not going on I like watching the AquaSox and Mariners. I’m a big sports guy.
Q: Anything besides sports?
A: I have two horses, Layla and Rainy. A Dutch warmblood and quarterhorse. I feed them and ride them.
Q: How do you have time to do all this?
A: My mom and dad help me out when I’m not there.
Q: What’s your career goal?
A: I want to be a paleontologist. That would be really cool. I like megalodons, I am fascinated by those things. I hope to be one of those paleontologists who make discoveries.