Just Keep Swimming! Q and A with Kyndra Parker


Peyton Owens, Staff Member

Kyndra Parker s a ninth grader and is on the swim and the flag football teams. She loves to joke around and has a quick wit about her. Her friends and teammates describe her as being motivated, determined and focused.
Where were you born? I was born in Texas, but being in a military home, I have traveled and lived in Japan and several U.S. states including California, Florida, and Louisiana.
Do you have a role model? I look up to my older sister, Desirae, not only as a role mode,l but also as a teammate and a competitor. She is always pushing me to do better and I’ve learned a lot from her, but then my competitive side kicks in and I want to be better than her.
What’s your favorite school subject and why? I really like World History with Coach Jernigan. I love learning about past events and how we got to where we are today, plus Coach Jernigan is pretty chill.
What do you like to do for fun? I like to hang out with my friends, and I really enjoy swimming on the swim team and competing. Swimming to me is not only great exercise, but it is also relaxing. I know that sounds weird, but it helps relieve stress and I look forward to every chance I get to jump in the pool.
What quality do you like about yourself? I like that I can be open to talk to people, and I feel that I have an ability to stay positive and have loyal friendships.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? I see myself furthering my education by going to the University of West Florida for the first two years and then transferring to a state college. I haven’t quite decided on a major yet.
What do you want to be when you get older? I love to travel, so I can see myself as a flight attendant with Hawaiian Airlines.
What do you want to leave us with as lasting words? Don’t let life drag you down. We go through a lot as teenagers and life goes by pretty quick. Keep your head up, stay focused, and last but not least, stay positive. All in all, just keep swimming!