Nick Smits is currently a junior at Assumption High School. He values hard work, friends, family and sports. During all three years of high school at Assumption, he has been involved in cross country, basketball and baseball. He has participated in the State Cross Country Meet the last three years. One of Nick’s passions is playing the trumpet: He plays in band class, during school pep band events and around the community, performing for Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day events, as well as playing taps for military funerals; he also has participated in multiple state solo and ensemble events. His leadership ability led to his being selected to join the Teen Leadership Program in Wisconsin Rapids, where students learned leadership skills and donated their time volunteering around the community. Nick donates countless hours working for his parish. He plans to further his education after high school and attend college to pursue a business degree.