Name: Ka’Zem Wood
School: Palestine High School
Parents names: Taniqua and Jeffery Wood
Brothers/sisters: Kaz’Lyn Wood
Sports you play: Volleyball, basketball, track, cheer and softball
Favorite high school sports memory: My favorite memory is when I hit my first home run for high school my freshman year.
Plans after high school: I plan to attend Trinidad State (Colorado) Junior College on a softball scholarship and I will be studying early childhood and education.
Favorite food: Tacos
Favorite TV show: Grey’s Anatomy
Favorite movie: The Notebook
Who are your role models? My role models are my mom, my dad, sister and Quintin Cook because they are always pushing me to do better, to be better and they got me to where I am today. I’m thankful to have them in my life especially at difficult times.
Which coaches have had the most influence on you? Why? The coach that has the most influence on me would be Coach Anderson. She showed me that just because I wasn’t a star at one sport doesn’t mean I wasn’t helping and that if you put your mind to something it will get done.
Who is your favorite teacher? My favorite teacher would be Ms. Naismith. She was my teacher last year and she was so energetic and calm with students and I just loved and enjoyed her class.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years, I see myself coaching. I like to help others become better and like giving the knowledge I have to help someone become better.
Something about yourself that most people don’t know: Something about me anyone doesn’t know is that at young age, I had dyslexia.
What will you miss most about high school sports? High school sports had a big impact on me and the most part I will miss is the coaches and the athletes that actually loved to play because with that combo it was never a dull moment.
High school accolades: MVP, Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Co-Newcomer of the Year, Academic All-District, first-team and second-team all-district utility player
Name: Carson Holland
School: Elysian Fields High School
Parents names: Colby and Austin Holland
Brothers/sisters: Lexi and Tate
Sports you play: Football and baseball
Favorite high school sports memory: The bus rides home
Plans after high school: Go to Tyler Junior College
If college, what schools are you considering, and what do you plan to major in? TJC and surveying
Favorite song: Hate Me by Trippie Red
Favorite food: Mexican
Favorite TV show: Criminal Minds
Favorite movie: Step Brothers
Who are your role models? My dad and Coach Struwe
Which coaches have had the most influence on you? Why? Coach Struwe and Coach Ford. They’ve both taught me how to go through adversity and taught me more than just sports.
Who is your favorite teacher? Krystal Woodley
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Hopefully alive
Something about yourself that most people don’t know: I love older trucks.
What will you miss most about high school sports? The brotherhood we had for each other