Kent Reporter honors the Royals’ Affeldt, Henneke Rodriguez

  • Friday, February 8, 2019 9:30am
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Karl Affeldt and Joana Henneke Rodriguez. COURTESY PHOTOS

Karl Affeldt and Joana Henneke Rodriguez. COURTESY PHOTOS

Kent-Meridian High School’s Karl Affeldt, junior, swimming and tennis, is the Kent Reporter’s Male Athlete of the Week.

Q: What is your favorite subject in school?

A: Biology because I really enjoy science.

Q: What other activities do you participate in?

A: Sports medicine, tennis, swimming.

Q: Person who has helped you succeed the most?

A: My IB advisor, Mrs. McClung, has set me up academically to be the best IB diploma candidate.

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

A: I usually just listen to music before a competition.

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

A: I don’t have one, but an artist I have been listening to a lot currently is Sam Smith.

From the Sideline

“Karl has been involved in the K-M sports medicine program for the last two years. He has grown into a leader in the program with his intelligence, enthusiasm and hard work, He also competes for the K-M tennis and swim teams. Karl made a 4.0 for semester one this year and has an accumulative GPA of 3.944.” – Teacher Bud Bannon.

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Kent-Meridian High School’s Joana Henneke Rodriguez, sophomore, cheer, is the Kent Reporter’s Female Athlete of the Week.

Q: What is your favorite subject in school?

A: Sports medicine.

Q: What other activities do you participate in?

A: Dance and paint.

Q: Person who has helped you succeed the most?

A: My stepdad, Juan.

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

A: We go out to eat.

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

A: The fight song we have been practicing.

From the Sideline

“Joana gives 100 percent all the time. She is one of those athletes coaches love to coach. She is committed to her academics and to her sport. She is committed to her school and committed to and cares about her team. She is always working to improve and is usually the first one on the mat and the last one off. Joana measures her athletic success by that of her team.” – Coach Jerry Spalti

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