TOMBALL, TX – “I actually told my mom one time, I don’t want to play basketball anymore. It’s too much and it’s too much stress.”
Ebony Parker came close to giving up her love for basketball but then she does what she does best.
“I can’t give up because if i give up, I’m not only giving up on myself, but I’m giving up on my family members and letting them down, so that just kept pushing me and kept my head on track.”
Klein Forest High School counselor Phillippa Smith says, “What I notice about Ebony is that she’s very focused on her goals. She’s always working.”
Assistant Klein Forest HS girls’ basketball coach Sheena Wallace says, “There’s nothing but positive that i can say about Ebony. From her work ethic in the class room and her attitude on the court, from her attitude off the court. For how she actually motivated the other athletes.”
Ebony Parker’s impressive work ethic for Klein Forest High School has landed her as CW39’s Class Act of the Week.
Smith says, “I love her. I’m going to miss her. She’s a great kid.”
Parker may be a kid, but she approached life like a grown-up. Every Sunday, she bakes friendship bread with her church and hands it out to the homeless.
Parker says, “It’s always a good feeling to give back because you know some people are less fortunate that you are, but to put a smile on their faces always puts a smile on my face.”
Parker will have a smile on her face when she gets to college where she plans to continue playing basketball. The four-time All-District first team player will focus more on here career goals such as pursuing a degree in petroleum engineering.
Parker has yet to choose her, but she is leaning towards accepting a scholarship to Texas A&M Corpus Christi.
Wallace says, “I know that she will succeed in college because she has that motivation, the discipline that is need to be successful in college both on and off the court.”
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