Decatur High School junior Mack Hatten, bowling, is the Federal Way Mirror Female Athlete of the Week for Jan. 20.
Q: What is your favorite subject/class in school?
A: AP U.S. History. I know it is a challenging course with the workload, but I enjoy the fun and teamwork I have with my classmates when we work together. It makes my day every time I have that class!
Q: What hobbies do you enjoy outside of your sport?
A: I enjoy doing community service and watching TV or hanging out with friends.
Q: Who is the person in your life that has helped you succeed the most?
A: My mom because she is my number one cheerleader, and supporter, and she is my biggest fan. She has pushed me to do my best in everything, so I am so grateful for her and I love you, Mom.
Q: If you could have dinner with anyone (living or from the past), who would it be?
A: It would be my Grandpa Hatten because I never got to meet him and I would love to get to know him.
Q: Describe your pre-game ritual:
A: On my way to Secoma Lanes, I always listen to country music. When I get there, I always talk with the other girls and hype them up. But my favorite part is when our team does our big “Gators on the War Path” chant and I get into a confident mindset.
Q: Song you currently can’t stop listening to?
A: “Flowers” by Miley Cyrus.
From the sidelines: DHS junior Mack Hatten has been a leader of our girls bowling team this season. She has consistently led our team with her pin totals and ability to motivate her teammates to their top performances. The team has qualified for the West Central District Tournament and has prepared to advance to state-level competition. Mack will earn her third varsity letter award in bowling. Mack has also earned the varsity letter award in our volleyball program. Mack has excelled in the classroom earning a 4.0 cumulative grade point average and is ranked first in her class of 346. She has also held multiple leadership positions, elected as Associated Student Body Treasurer for the 2022-23 school year.