December’s Tigress of the Month

By Katlyn LaPorte


For her outstanding commitment and determination in basketball, senior Kylie Chavez is December’s Tigress of the Month.

Chavez was born on July 14, 1998 to her parents Jeff and Kristy Chavez. She is one of three triplets with her brothers Austin and Mike and she also has an older brother, Drew Mari. The family has a dog named Scooter. Chavez has been playing basketball for as long as she can remember. She plays the position of point guard. Her biggest supporters are her mom and dad. Chavez has been a starting varsity player for all of her high school career. She made it to the state championship game her sophomore year and to the final four in all three years of playing.

“The best thing about basketball is my awesome teammates. The worst thing about basketball is the morning practices.”

“My goals for this season are the STATE CHAMPIONSHIP BABY,” exclaimed Chavez.

Her favorite basketball and high school memory is the state championship game her sophomore year.

“I want to give a shoutout to my parents for being the best,” said Chavez.

Chavez also plays volleyball and track. She likes track because it is an individual sport. Track and basketball are her two favorite sports. She has won multiple state championships in track. Chavez recently signed with the University of Northern Colorado to compete in collegiate track and field. When it comes to academics, Chavez is an all-star as well. She has maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout high school and is ranked at the top of her class. She is attending UNC next fall to study Pharmacy. Going to the lake is her favorite thing to do. Her favorite holiday is the Fourth of July. Chicken fried steak and potatoes are her favorite foods. Her favorite movie is She’s the Man. Math is her favorite subject in school.

“You get out of it what you put in,” is her favorite quote.

In ten years she sees herself hopefully doing well, with a family and a career.

Chavez’s advice to the underclassmen is, “Work hard and enjoy everything about it. It ends too soon, so make it last as best as you can. You’ll miss it someday.”