Student Athlete of the Week
Suffering from the sickle cell trait has not prevented Thompson from becoming a potential Olympic athlete.
Thompson has achieved on a high level on the track and also in the classroom. She graduated from UCLA in 3 ½ years, while many students take five years at that university. She is applying to graduate school at UCLA. Photo by Jason Lewis
USC track athlete Barry Wilkins does not allow obstacles, such as being partially deaf, get in the way of his goals.
Even though Wilkins is partially deaf, he still has lofty goals. After he receives his degree in Real Estate Development, he plans to obtain a MBA. Photo by Jason Lewis
Bill-Bijon Parker is close to fulfilling his dreams of playing college football. The Fairfax senior wide receiver/cornerback is 6-1, 170 pounds, runs a 4.5 second 40 yard dash, and he has a 3.5 grade point average. Photo by Jason Lewis
Danya Grundy starts on the basketball team, runs hurdles in track, and she wants to follow in her mother’s footsteps by going to medical school. Her 4.45 GPA should help her achieve that goal. Photo by Jason Lewis
Christopher Agee is following in the footsteps of his mother and his siblings, who all attended Los Angeles High School. The junior excels at linebacker and has a 3.5 grade point average. Photo by Jason Lewis
Brittany Byrd is a two-time All City girl’s basketball player who carries a 3.5 grade point average at Fairfax High School. Her dream is to play at USC while attending film school. Photo by Jason Lewis
Elona Williams is quick, has great moves, and she likes to hit people. Football is not much of an option for the 4.0 grade point average student, so rugby is right up her alley. Photo by Jason Lewis
Brandon Crawford's 6' 7" athletic frame has made him one of the best players in the City Section. He averages 13.0 points and 9.9 rebounds per game, and he comes from a family of college graduates. Photo by Jason Lewis