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Recently awarded student of the month, Armani possesses the heart of a champion. At an early age, he has demonstrated the ability to overcome challenges.

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Nominated By Hillside Connection Leadership

“Small but mighty … Armani possesses the heart of a champion. At an early age, he has demonstrated the ability to overcome challenges. He is a self starter who, during the summer months, committed to challenging 6am strength and conditioning workouts with the middle school age group. Armani’s testimony will be one to remember as he continues to lift up others at his elementary school (James Madison Elementary) where he was awarded Student of Month.”

Interview By My Black Colorado

What school do you attend and what year are you in?

Monroe elementary 5th grade

What do you think others would say that they like the most about you? explain why.

Respectful, kind, helpful, and ambitious. Because I’m always looking for a way to help others.

When you are not in a class, what are the things you enjoy being involved with? explain why.

Playing with younger siblings, playing basketball, playing Ps4, and playing outside. I love seeing my siblings smile and I love playing b-ball because I’m very passionate about it.

What is the best advice someone has given you recently?

Work hard now so you can play hard later.

What is one thing you want to get better at?  explain why.

Basketball

What do you think is one piece of advice that you think adults need to hear, to help them connect with the younger generation better?

Supports your kids’ dreams, no matter what they are

What accomplishments or awards are you most proud of? explain why? 

Mustang of the Month because it made me feel good to know I accomplished something by doing things out of the kindness of my heart.

What impact have you made in the community that you are most proud of? explain why?

Being in the Hillside connection program, we learn to dominate on and off the court, and with that, I’ve learned the importance of giving back to my community as they have given back to me and my family. My family and I donate to the Ronald McDonald House and I’m proud of that because I love helping the unfortunate.

What do you think you want to do for a career.  Explain why?

Play basketball. It would be awesome to get paid to do something I love.

What role have your parents played in helping you excel in life?

My mom puts me in everything basketball related. She bought my first basketball, makes sure I’m at all my camps, and supports me 100%.

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