April 5th, 2019

20 Questions with Mackenzie Newton

Samantha Stallings

Staff Writer

20 Questions with Mackenzie Newton
photo provided by Mackenzie Newton

On a weekly basis, Louisville Catholic Sports post the Campbellsville University- Louisville “20 Questions” feature that highlights a high school student-athlete in the local Catholic high school community. If there is a specific athlete that you’d like to know more about, email future suggestions to sstallings92@yahoo.com


Name: Mackenzie Newton

Current School: Mercy Academy

Current Sports Playing: Softball

Grade school: St. Gabriel

High School GPA: 4.00

1. What is your proudest athletic moment? Going to state with my team in 2017.

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? Strawberries

3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? I have always looked up to Kerri Walsh Jennings. I watched her when I was younger and I loved her passion that she showed. She has incredible energy and determination.

5. What is your favorite movie quote? “Men suffer from imagining too little than too much” -The Greatest Showman

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? Everything can get crazy at times with practices and games but we always take the time to pray as a team before we play. This helps remind us of why we are here and brings us a little extra strength to perform our best.

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? Strawberry Shortcake

8. All-time favorite board game? Candyland

9. Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry? Favorite app? iphone and snapchat

10. What is your favorite local restaurant? The Blind Squirrel

11. What is your favorite reality TV show? Chrisley Knows Best

12. What is your greatest fear? Birds

13. What is your best quality/characteristic?  I try to look on the bright side of every situation and make the most out of it.

14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Reeses

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? 3 o’clock because that’s when I get home from school and I can take a nap.

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? Kenz and I just got it because it short and it was easy for people to call me on the field.

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? I love to volunteer at Mercy. I get to work with the staff and students welcoming incoming freshman and the community.

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? singing

19. If time machines were real, and you could choose just one to travel forward or backward which would you select and why?  I would want to travel forward so I could see what the future has to hold for technology and the different changes that are made.

20. If you could pick one person, dead or alive, and ask them just one question that they had to answer honestly, who would you pick and what would you ask? I would pick Steve Jobs and ask him what his new invention would be.



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