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For Alondra Ortiz, good character is about giving all you got and making sure to be the uplifting person in the crowd. 

Alondra is a junior at Hooker High School and she is involved in basketball as a guard, runs cross country, is a member of Halo, student council, and FCA. Being an active student athlete Alondra has to be good at balancing a busy schedule. 

“I stay balanced by making time whenever it’s needed, having patience, and always remembering to have fun,” Alondra said. 

Tough times are inevitable for everyone and Alondra has her head in the right place when it comes to handling adversity. 

“I remember all the work that I’ve done to get to this point and all of the support from my friends and family,” said Alondra. 

Her motivation to work hard comes from her always wanting to be her best self. 

“My favorite part about basketball is the summer basketball camps because we get to bond with each other and essentially become a family,” Alondra said. “But more than anything I love that my teammates, the fans, and my coaches brought a new sense of happiness to my life.” 

Dealing with COVID has been difficult for everyone this year, but Alondra continues to keep a great attitude about it.

“After COVID hit and everything closed my mindset changed in a more driven way, and I found myself taking every opportunity to get in the gym and practice,” said Alondra.

After high school Alondra has plans to continue her basketball career in college and study to become a nurse. 

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