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Each month, we pick an outstanding athlete who has demonstrated exceptional dedication, skill, and sportsmanship to be athlete of the month. This month, we have Sarven Khalon. Sarven is a senior student at our school, and has been a standout athlete in basketball for the past 4 years. He is a true leader on and off the court, consistently setting a positive example for his teammates and opponents alike.
In a recent game, Sarven played a pivotal role in leading our team to victory. He scored 36 points and had 5 assists, making him a valuable asset to our team. But, Sarven’s contributions go beyond just scoring points. He is also known for his strong work ethic and commitment to improving both individually and as a team. Sarven can often be found putting in extra time at practice, working on drills and strategies to help the team succeed. In addition to his athletic accomplishments, Sarven is also a dedicated student, maintaining a high GPA and participating in a number of extracurricular activities. He is a well-rounded individual who is highly respected by both teachers and peers. It is a pleasure to have Sarven as our Athlete of the Month. He is a true role model and we are proud to call him one of the Huskies . We look forward to seeing all that Sarven will accomplish in the future and know that he will continue to play to the next level.
Some of his teammates and his coach were interviewed about him. When asked about what he thinks of Sarven as a teammate and also a friend, Jeffrey Antony says, “ Sarven is a great teammate to have. He never gives up, he’s always striving to be better than everyone, and he’s been a supportive player.” I also interviewed his coach, Mike Tripp, and asked about what kind of person he was outside and inside of the sports environment. He says, “Sarven has been a great player for a long time but he has shown massive improvement this season, dropping 20+ points every game.”
Finally, Sarven was interviewed and I asked him many questions. The first one was, why did he decide to play sports? He says, “I have been into sports since I was a kid. I always enjoyed playing sports, especially basketball.” He stated that he started playing when he was 8 and it was a sport that really felt natural to him. I also asked him how he manages his grades and sports at the same time. He said, “To be a student athlete, the student part comes first. I have to give time to my studies and then I’ll look into sports. I usually have my day as I wake up getting ready for school and after school I usually have practice. Then I go home and study.” Sarven has had an incredibly successful month, to sum it up. They have not only excelled in their sport, but they have also shown exceptional sportsmanship and commitment to their team. They have made an unmistakable impact on the sport, and they will undoubtedly succeed in the years to come.
Gurshaan Sekhon is a senior at Washington High. He was born in India but moved to the US in 2016. He has recently joined the paper. He is interested in many things, including football, cultural foods, and cultural events. He does football and wrestling. His future plans are to become a member of the Army Special Ops Night Stalkers. Some interesting facts about him are that he has played cricket nationals in India and he also has some experience in the Fremont police department.