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The Pearl Post

The student news site of Daniel Pearl Magnet High School in Lake Balboa, CA

The student news site of Daniel Pearl Magnet High School in Lake Balboa, CA

The Pearl Post

Athlete of the Month: Waddell knocks it out of the park in varsity baseball

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Maggie Simonyan
Junior Zion Waddell walks back to the start line during resistance training workouts at Birmingham Community Charter High School (BCCHS). Waddell is currently on the BCCHS varsity boys baseball team where he plays centerfield.

Every month, we recognize student athletes for their performance on the field. This month, we recognize junior Zion Waddell.

Waddell is currently on the boys varsity baseball team. He has played baseball for almost 13 years and he credits his dad with sparking his passion for the game. As he continues to round the bases of his high school career, Zion Waddell is one player to watch.

Q: What inspired you to get into baseball?

A: I don’t know. My dad just got me into it and I kept playing.

Q: How many years have you been playing baseball?

A: Since I was four (years old).

Q: What’s your favorite part about being on the baseball team?

A: Being outside and getting some exercise.

Q: What is your position on the team?

A: I play centerfield.

Q: Do you have a memorable experience from being on the team?

A: My first day playing, I got a hit.

Q: Do you plan to continue playing baseball throughout high school and after?

A: Yeah I’m probably going to go straight to the league. That’s what I’m looking to do. If not, I’ll probably go D1 like to a college.

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Maggie Simonyan
Maggie Simonyan, Sports Editor
Maggie Simonyan is The Pearl Post Sports Editor and this is her first year on staff. She currently serves as the school Student Body President, National Honor Society President and is the founder of the non-profit organization Armenian Youth Education Aid. During her free time, she likes to read books, go on runs and perform Armenian dances. As a senior in high school, she is most looking forward to preparing herself for college and life beyond this year.
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