Each week, the #SpanningtheNeed podcast will present an “Inspirational Person of the Week and have a “Q & A” with one of its many gifted individuals and/or groups who are willing to go out of their own way to help others and/or student-athletes who display distinction, dedication, and perseverance in the classroom. This week’s featured is a student athlete player and is Chloe Neider from Struthers Wildcats.
Name: Chloe Neider
School: Struthers High School
Sport/Position: Basketball: Point Guard
What are your plans after graduation?
After graduating I plan on attending Youngstown State University and majoring in Biology on the Pre-Med track to become a Pediatrician.
What is your favorite class?
My favorite class is AP Biology. I love learning about the human body and how everything works together to function as one.
What do you enjoy most about playing this sport?
The thing I enjoy the most about basketball is the challenge. The challenge to work hard, show up, and do the best you can no matter what. It makes you a better player not only for yourself but also for the team. There is no “I” in team meaning, one person cannot do everything on their own. So, challenging yourself will not only make you better but your team also by setting an example.
What type of volunteer work are you involved in within your community?
I am involved in Struthers Clean-up day, the Rotary Pancake Breakfast, Caroling at Maple Crest Nursing Home, Struthers Supply Drive, Struthers Girls Basketball Spaghetti Dinner, and 4th-5th grade Girls Basketball camp.
Why is the most memorable moment in your scholastic career?
My most memorable moment in my scholastic career is
What is your favorite sports related movie?
The Blind Side
Who has the best nickname on the team and what is it?
Lorionna has the best nickname which it is Peanut. She is the only person with a nickname and she is called that because she is tiny.
Who is your role model?
My role model is my father, William Neider. He has taught me everything I know about basketball, school, responsibilities, leadership, etc. But the most important lesson he has taught me is working hard. I got the privilege to grow up in a household where everything was earned by hard work. He did not get anything handed to him as a child, he had to work for it. I would not be as successful with basketball, school, or work without
What is your favorite food?
My favorite food is pizza.
What song best describes you or is the soundtrack to your life?
The song Happy by Pharrell Williams best describes me.
Are you looking to continue your playing career in college?
I am still deciding what I want to do, I am considering my options.
Do you have a field of study already chosen when you go to college? Why that field?
I am going to study Biology on the Pre-Med track in hopes to become a Pediatrician. I chose this field because I love helping people and I have a deep passion for studying the body.
What team do you most enthusiastically root for? (any sport)
I root for the Cleveland Browns.
A favorite quote by which you live.
I am a heavy perfectionist and it causes me to criticize myself so the quote I live by is “As long as you try your hardest that’s all that matters.”