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Amy Walker Shoots and Scores!


By Paris Blanco

Although COVID-19 has drastically changed high school athletics, many student athletes retain their passion for their sports. One of these athletes is QUEST junior, Amy Walker, who began playing basketball in elementary school.

According to Walker, basketball has always been a part of her. She states, “I first became interested in playing when I started to play on the playground at Prisk Elementary. I started playing basketball in the 6th grade with an NJB (National Junior Basketball) recreation league and eventually joined the JW Basketball Club team in the 7th grade. Currently, I am playing for the Rancho Elite Club team and am on the varsity team at Millikan.” 

As of now, Walker has not been able to practice with her Millikan teammates due to COVID-19. However, she has continued to play on club teams. 


Amy Walker (left) dribbles the ball during a game against Compton High School. 

In regards to her goals, Walker approaches basketball with much ambition. “I would love to win the Moore League while I’m at Millikan and go on to win a CIF (California Interscholastic Federation) Championship. I also have a goal of playing at the college level,” explains Walker.

However, Walker’s future basketball plans are not yet solidified. She says, “I haven’t committed to any single place to play yet; I’m keeping my options open.”

When asked about her experience with the Lady Rams, Walker holds a ton of love for her highschool basketball team. “I’ve most enjoyed getting to know many of the girls on the team,” says Walker, “Nearly all of my best friends are connected to Millikan basketball in some way. I love being able to spend time with them on and off the court.”

All in all, Walker’s inspiration in basketball boils down to Michael Jordan. “He worked to the point where he had accomplished everything in basketball and never lost an NBA finals series,” states Walker. 

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    Allison StoneMar 17, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    March 17, 2021

    Dear editor,

    In Issue 6 (February 24, 2021) Paris Blanco wrote an article titled “Amy Walker Shoots and Scores!”. This was a nicely written article. The way that Blanco was able to convey the complete thought process and hope of Amy Walker was exquisite. My only concern with this article was how short it was. Things could have been in more detail, such as how she fell in love with the sport. Or, what it was like not practicing with her highschool team. There also could have been a section dedicated strictly for what sports during a pandemic look like. I believe that if this article had a little more depth to it, it could have served a deeper connection between the story and the viewer.
    The only thing that I can suggest for enhancement is the closing paragraph. While it is short and sweet, I don’t believe it shows how influential Micheal Jordan is to Walker. Does Walker want to win every game like Micheal Jordan, or does she admire him for his ability to do so? That is the only thing that needs to be a little more clear and precise in order to close this article without any unanswered questions. Other than that, this was a well-done piece of writing and was able to show the passion that rests inside Amy Walker.


    Allison Stone, Grade 12