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Volleyball coach said he’s happy to be at NHS

He said the best part is the people
Gabby Bussanmas
John Fulton, head coach of the volleyball team, has some fun with players on Sept. 15. This is his second year coaching at Norwalk and his first year teaching up at the high school.

The Norwalk Volleyball Team competed at state on Monday for the first time in program history. 

Another first for the volleyball program is the first year head coach John Fulton has been teaching at Norwalk High School. It is his second year coaching volleyball at Norwalk.

“I truly enjoy the sport, and seeing the girls grow in their skills is great,” he said. “It is the most exciting sport we get to play here.”

Fulton had taught and coached in Perry before coming to Norwalk last year. He taught at Norwalk Middle School last year and coached at the high school.

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“When we had the opening in social studies this year, I was excited that Mr. Fulton applied because it’s just a good idea to have your varsity-level coaches as teachers in the building,” said Chris Basinger, principal. “That gives them an opportunity to know the students on their team.”

Student and volleyball player Katie Larson said she is glad to have Fulton as her coach. 

 “He has a good relationship with everyone on the team,” Larson said.  “Very positive.” 

Larson said Fulton does a good job and adds value to the team. 

“He plans a good practice so we all can get the certain reps in that we need, and he also is just positive in the huddles at games,” Larson said.

Another student and volleyball player, Ava McKay, said she really likes being a part of the team.

“Just to spend some time with the girls is really fun,” McKay said. “I love building a bond with everybody. Over the past few years, having the same couple of girls is great to build more of a bond.”

Fulton said he’s very happy to be the head volleyball coach at Norwalk.

“It’s not the sport though,” he said. “[It’s the] the team working and getting along.”

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Tyler Davis
Tyler Davis, Staff Writer
Tyler Davis is a Senior at Norwalk High School, and first-year staff writer for The Spear. Davis likes to be outdoors and play sports, such as basketball and playing football with his dad, and enjoys country artists such as Creed Fisher. “I like to read drama books, as well as books about the history of World War 2," he said. Davis enjoys being involved in class, especially by taking photos of events. “I wanted to know about what exciting and fun things other people are doing,” he said. 
Gabby Bussanmas
Gabby Bussanmas, Staff Writer
Gabby Bussanmas is a junior at NHS and first-semester journalism student. Bussanmas is interested in reading and writing, especially about social issues and new laws. She is involved in school groups such as MVP, and is the second youngest of seven siblings. “It’s definitely weird because I’m going to be one of the last ones to leave the house,” she said. Bussanmas said she is not originally from Iowa. “I’m actually from Louisiana, I lived there for 12 years,” she said. “I like having all four seasons, I love snow and hate the heat.” Bussanmas is considering a career in journalism, and sees The Spear as a way to learn about the topic. “I’m interested in trying to become a journalist, this could be a good start to see if I like it,” she said.
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