GONZALES — Telemundo 23 information anchor and producer Stephanie Magallon was the keynote speaker and particular visitor of the Gonzales Excessive Faculty lady’s tennis staff Nov. 17 for the staff awards night time on the Toots Vosti Recreation Middle in Gonzales.
Magallon, a 2009 Gonzales Excessive graduate, shared her experiences with the gamers as a scholar at Gonzales, Sacramento State College, and her work as a information anchor for Telemundo 23.
“Chatting with youth, particularly these rising up the place I did, is essential to me,” Magallon stated. “Gonzales is a small city full of alternatives, but additionally a spot the place many, like I used to be, are too shy to ask questions or not knowledgeable sufficient to exit and take these alternatives. I spoke to the scholars concerning the errors I made and what I realized as a highschool and school scholar as a good way to information different generations. It’s additionally a strategy to present them their objectives and goals are doable.”
Magallon described her time as a student-athlete at Gonzales Excessive and the way sports activities taught her to be a greater particular person and teammate.
“Sports activities performed an enormous function in my life as a highschool scholar,” she stated. “They helped hold me on monitor when it comes to grades and self-discipline. They taught me what effort and dedication will get you and so they helped me create lengthy lasting friendships. I performed basketball and softball in highschool, however in school I joined an intramural soccer staff. Like highschool this staff turned a household away from residence. I nonetheless hold athletic actions in my life. My 4-year-old son loves biking, taekwondo, taking part in basketball and soccer along with his father and I. These actions assist hold us united and wholesome. My message to the tennis gamers was, attending to the place you need to be, most often, requires sacrifices and dedication. I shared a few of the sacrifices I needed to make to get into the very aggressive area of broadcasting. I felt most of the tennis staff may relate since I graduated from Gonzales, performed sports activities, and was a first-generation school scholar.”
After the inspiring phrases of knowledge by Magallon, the gamers loved dinner, adopted by an awards presentation. All of the gamers obtained faculty athletic certificates and pins and had been launched by head coach Rene Mendez.
Particular staff awards had been introduced to the next gamers: Athena Landeros (Finest Singles Participant); Adilenne Ramirez (Most Precious Participant); Isabel Mendoza (Most Inspirational Participant); Jennifer Younger (Coaches Award); Elizabeth Arreola (Most Improved Participant); Iris Valdez Valdez (Coaches Award); and Melanie Barrera and Jackie Ramirez (Finest Doubles Crew).