A senior at Bonners Ferry High School, Shayne Walker shares that his most notable athletic accomplishments include being named most improved player, most valuable player, most dedicated player and All League when he played club hockey for the Creston Chiefs.
“My plan is to go to college in North Dakota,” said Shayne, who adds that he would like to play either baseball or hockey at the collegiate level.
Although he loves hockey, Shayne decided to take this year off and try out a few new sports. In addition to baseball and hockey, Shayne also played football this year and is on the wrestling team at Bonners Ferry High School.
“At first it was difficult to get right into football and wrestling and get right into the swing of things,” said Shayne, adding that it was a challenge to jump into sports he had never played before while also trying to fit in and succeed. But by putting in many of hours of work with both his coaches and his teammates, he has found it rewarding.
As Shayne begins the next chapter in his life, he said that he plans to become a radiologic technician. “My family is very into medicine, and I’ve been around it my whole life,” he said.
Having played hockey for 10 years, Shayne said that his most memorable moment as an athlete was playing in his last game with the teammates he had played alongside for so many years.
As he goes forward in life, Shayne said there is one lesson he has learned from his coaches that he will apply to all he does: “I’ve learned to always put all of your effort into everything you do, no matter how simple.”