Male Athlete of the Month: Ammed Kouakou

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Eliseo Mosso, Reporter

This month’s athlete of the month is Ammed Kouakou, for his incredible efforts on the Boys Volleyball team. Ammed, as a freshman, had never sought out to play volleyball, but as fate would have it, his freshman gym teacher would be Mr. Hand. Mr. Hand would be a key factor in encouraging Ammed to join the team.  Four years later, Ammed is the captain of the team. Although Ammed and his team have yet to play many games, he enjoys practicing and playing alongside his team mates. Individually, Ammed has won various MVP awards at tournaments, which he humbly credits to his team. Academically, Ammed’s favorite class is Pathology, since he intends to study medicine and become a doctor. As a recommendation to younger athletes, Ammed believes that dedication to any sport is important.  However, maintaining  grades is just as important. Being awarded Athlete of the Month has been a  big surprise to Ammed, but he is still honored and appreciative.