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Kenmore West Girls Hoops Inspire Students at Hoover Elementary


On Friday, January 27th, the 11 members of the Kenmore West girls varsity basketball team took time out of their afternoon to visit students at Hoover Elementary.

Players first stopped by the gymnasium where several physical education classes were treated to a Q&A session and basketball drills. The players also handed out "Lady Devils" t-shirts to two lucky students who embody what it means to be a standup and kind Hoover Hoot.

After gym class, the players then visited Ms. Murdie's classroom where students were able to ask the players questions about life in high school and their favorite part about being an athlete. They then were able to mingle and walk around the classroom to engage with the students and answer any more questions they may have.

"I think it's great that they give back to where they grew up. It's a great experience to have them be the ones looked up to by the younger generation," coach Jeff Martin said. "They were so proud to walk around the classroom and gym and hang out with the younger kids. Seeing the smiles on everyone's faces was amazing."