ONE|SEQUOIT: Nic Bourgault

Nic Bourgault, an involved Antioch Community High School senior, is known by many. However, students may be surprised when learning a few things about him.


Jacob Slabosz

Senior Nic Bourgault participates in cross country, track and volleyball at Antioch Community High School.

At the track, on the court or in the halls, students might have heard of Antioch Community High School senior Nic Bourgault, from personal accomplishments to the strangest way he has gotten injured. Get to know more about this ACHS senior.

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Q: What sports do you participate in at ACHS? What has been your biggest athletic achievement, and what goals do you have for this year?

A: “I do cross country, track and volleyball. My biggest accomplishment would be in cross country, getting a three-mile personal record of 17:29 at regionals. My goals for track this year are to go sub 10 minutes for the two-mile, and 4:40 for the mile.”

Q: If you had any advice to an incoming freshman, what would it be?

A: “My advice for incoming freshmen would be to just stay consistent with the training and trust your coach.” 

Q: What is the strangest way you have ever been injured?

A: “In sixth grade, when we were playing a game in gym class, a ball got thrown at my feet while I was running, and I slid into the corner of a door. My head cracked open, and I got six staples in my head.”

Q: What are your plans for the future?

A: “My goal five years from now is to be in school getting my master’s degree in marketing, and my goal in 10 years is to be working as the head of marketing for a world-renown company.”

Q: Do you plan on going to college next year?

A: “Next year, I’ll be going to City First Leadership College and Rock Valley College. CFLC is mainly for the experiences and for a ministry degree, though I probably won’t use it, and RVC is for my business degree. I’ll be doing cross country and track at RVC. My dream job is to be the chief marketing officer of a huge brand like Doritos or Pepsi.”

Q: What is most important to you in your life right now?

A: “The most important things in my life right now are sports and God. I’ve been focusing on both for a very long time and have continued to grow as a person and as an athlete.”

“My goal in 10 years from now is to be working as the head of marketing for a world-renown company,” Bourgault said. (Jacob Slabosz)

Q: What is your favorite class this semester?

A: “My favorite class this semester is Adventure Ed because it’s a fun class where we get to just have fun with each other for two hours.”

Q: If you had a boat, what would you name it?

A: “My boat name is Quin-wyn, because it’s a mix of both my middle name, Quinlan, and my sister’s middle name, Wyn.”

Q: What would be your last meal if you were on death row?

A: “My last meal would be Giordano’s deep dish cheese pizza. I have it at least once a week and it’s my favorite food.”

Q: What is the most interesting thing about you?

A: “Something interesting about me is that I was adopted when I was two [years old] from foster care.”

Q: If you could talk to one person, who would it be?

A: “My grandma or grandpa because they both died when I was very young, and I didn’t get to ever truly know them.”

Q: If you could only study one subject for the rest of your life, what would it be?

A: “[I would study] business. I’ve taken every class that is available at our school and I just love every aspect of the subject.”

“I’ve been focusing on [sports and God] for a very long time and have continued to grow as a person and as an athlete.””

— Nic Bourgault

Q: What is your weirdest hobby most people would not expect?

A: “My weirdest hobby is collecting sports memorabilia. I have eight binders full of cards, as well as many shelves in my room holding all my memorabilia. I’ve had this hobby for as long as I can remember.”