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STEWART KICKS OFF FRESHMAN SEASON

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Ava Pokopatz
Gionni Stewart, freshman, is a multi-sport athlete at SHS.

Gionni Stewart is a 9th grade student at Struthers High School. He plays many different sports and is very involved at his school. He participates in football, basketball and track.

The Struthers basketball team has just kicked off their season with many new faces to help improve their team and their season.

Stewart is very pleased with the new experiences he gets in high school basketball compared to middle school. One factor stands out when Stewart is asked about his favorite aspect of this season.

“I’d say my favorite part is probably the fact that I have more freedom, like I can do more stuff on my own,” says Stewart. 

He is confident in his team and can see them having a great season. He is very excited about what is to come in this season and the future seasons.

Stewart is a great player and has a lot of reasons for his skills. While that is true, one person is the main factor in his basketball career.

“My Uncle Dave is my biggest role model because he’s really taught me everything about basketball, football, track, lifting and really anything about sports he taught me,” says the athlete.

He has a lot of drive for basketball, and he is very glad he started playing. He motivates himself by watching NBA players and striving to be like them.

He loves basketball and hopes to continue playing for a very long time. Although he has come far, there are some things he wishes he would’ve done differently.

“I am most definitely excited to continue my basketball career because I hope to be able to play basketball in college. If I could’ve changed one thing about my career so far, it would be my confidence while playing, like last year and the year before that,” says Stewart.

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Livia Waback, Feature Writer
Livia is a freshman at Struthers High School and is a feature writer in Journalism 1.  Her favorite part about school is writing. She’s a freshman representative for Student Council and plays softball. She likes to draw, paint, and volunteer for the Interact Club.  She is planning to keep her grades up to A’s and B’s. She also wants to volunteer as much as possible. She is very excited to play softball this year and support her friends in their sports.  
Ava Pokopatz, Feature Writer
Ava Pokopatz is a senior at Struthers High School and is 17 years old. This is her first year in Journalism.  Ava’s favorite food is sushi and pasta. She really enjoys going out with her friends and just going and driving around. She is a member of the National Honors Society. She is planning on having the best time and memories during her senior year.  Ava has been involved in the Struthers school community for a little while. She was a part of the track team her freshman and sophomore year, but she does plan on running again for her senior year. She is also participating in many different clubs through the school. She has been a wildcat for almost her whole life.  Ava is really looking forward to experiencing journalism and finding her writing style. She really enjoys writing so this will be a great way for her to express herself. She is doing this with her favorite teacher Mrs. Mickler, so she is going to have an amazing year.
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