Kentlake High School’s Katie Valerio, girls tennis, was selected as the Covington Reporter Female Athlete of the Week for April 26.
Q: What is your favorite subject in school?
A: American Sign Language, Government and Politics
Q: What other activities do you participate in?
A: Baking, cooking, running and basketball.
Q: Person who has helped you succeed the most?
A: My mom! She has always supported me in everything I do.
Q: Do you have a pre- or post-game tradition? What is
A: Yes, I just put my earbuds in and listen to my playlist, which gets me in the zone.
Q: Song you currently can’t get enough of?
A: “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen
From the Sideline
“Katie Valerio is an amazing student–athlete on and off the tennis court and deserves to be the athlete of the week. Katie is currently finishing up her fourth season as a varsity tennis player at Kentlake High School, is the girls tennis team co-captain and won both of her league singles tennis matches this week – defeating
her opponents from Kentwood and Mount Rainier. Katie is a natural leader and role model for her younger teammates and always encouraging others to do their best! Not only is Katie a great tennis player, she also runs cross-country and played basketball through her sophomore year. Katie is in the top 5% of her graduating class for grades, holds down a part-time job, is the American Sign Language (ASL) President, Link Crew President, and plans to attend the University of Utah this next fall.”