By Chelsa Messinger
At carver girls basketball practice, you won't see any seniors, and you might not hear much talking. But that doesn't mean there's not any leaders.
Junior Kendra Weeks prefers to lead by example.
"Yeah she's definitely a leader on the court," said Carver Girls Basketball Coach Anson Hundley. "We don't have any seniors, so she's definitely one of the leaders on the team. She's a quiet leader. She leads by example. She doesn't say a whole lot, but her play and her attitude always demonstrates to the girls what they should be doing."
"We are what they look forward to be," said Weeks. "We have to show them what to do and what not to do. I'm a quiet person. I don't like to speak. I show by doing what [Coach Hundley] says do and how he wants it done."
Her leadership isn't limited to just basketball. She also leads by example in the classroom, with a 3.5 GPA in Carver's Math Science and Technology Magnet program.
"Definitely, she works hard on the court, she also works very hard in the classroom," Hundley said. "It's a pretty demanding program she's in. But she seems to be able to balance the two."
Her strength in the classroom is math.Her strength on the court is defense. And similarly, they both require the ability to think ahead.
"I'm good at defense," said Weeks. "I see the next person passing the ball, I'm good at getting that steal. For classes, I do, too. In math I think a lot, because my math teacher is a really hard teacher, so I have to think ahead of what he's going to do."
Kendra also thinks ahead when it comes to her future.
"I do want to go to college and major in Engineering and Science."
"She just works hard every day," Hundley said. "She works hard in the game. And ultimately, I think those are going to be the qualities that help get her into college."
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