Kent Reporter honors Kentwood’s Kersey, Hed

  • Thursday, November 8, 2018 4:41pm
  • Sports
Derek Kersey and Annelise Hed. COURTESY PHOTOS

Derek Kersey and Annelise Hed. COURTESY PHOTOS

Kentwood High School’s Derek Kersey, football, is the Kent Reporter’s Male Athlete of the Week.

Q: What is your favorite subject in school?

A: Calculus.

Q: What other activities do you participate in?

A: I also wrestle and enjoy tutoring.

Q: Person who has helped you succeed the most?

A: My brother, Travis.

Q: Do you have a pre- or post-game tradition? What is it?

A: I listen to some Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Q: Song you currently can’t get enough of?

A: “Drip Too Hard” by Lil Baby and Gunna

From the Sideline

“Center for the Conquerors, a two-year starter. Derek is a hard worker who pushes his teammates and peers to be the best they can be. He also wrestles and has a 3.8 GPA

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Kentwood High School’s Annelise Hed, swimming, is the Kent Reporter’s Female Athlete of the Week.

Q: What is your favorite subject in school?

A: Psychology. I find the brain interesting and how we all have the same parts, but we think and act so independently.

Q: What other activities do you participate in?

A: Going to Seattle and Alki Beach with family to visit my sister, going on spontaneous lunch dates with my friends.

Q: Person who has helped you succeed the most?

A: My teachers at my old high school, Kent Mountain View Academy. They helped me become more confident. I used to be so shy and couldn’t talk in front of the class. Now, I love giving presentations in class and am more confident in the work that I do.

Q: Do you have a pre- or post-game tradition? What is it?

A: Before a meet I always go to Jamba Juice and get an orange dream machine smoothie.

Q: Song you currently can’t get enough of?

A: “Dang” by Mac Miller and Anderson Paak.

From the Sideline

“Annelise is consistently a hard worker, cheers on her teammates and provides leadership by her work ethic, inclusiveness and positive attitude. Annelise finished in the top six at the NPSL meet in two individual events. She was fifth in the 50-yard freestyle and 100 breaststroke and was critical in helping our 200 free relay place second.”


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