The Student Newspaper of Paint Branch High School

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The Student Newspaper of Paint Branch High School

MAINSTREAM

The Student Newspaper of Paint Branch High School

MAINSTREAM

Ryan Bobb

Ryan Bobb, Staff Writer

Everyone has their ambitions and aspirations but are they willing to do the work for it? For Paint Branch ninth-grader Ryan Bobb, hard work is no obstacle as he dedicates himself to work hard towards his goal. One of the big goals for Ryan is making the basketball team at PB as basketball is a sport that he has treasured deeply since starting at the age of 5 years old. In fact, for Ryan, basketball is one of his motivations for waking up in the morning. 

In addition to basketball, Ryan is inspired by his family, and plans to get good grades and achieve his goals. One of those goals is building healthy relationships throughout his freshman year. 

While Ryan is a positive person, he is frustrated in the struggle that many young basketball players face: being taller. In fact, Ryan wishes to be at least 6’2, rather than his 5’8, to suit his future basketball needs. While his height is not something he can control, what he can control is the work he puts in, which is why he proceeds to work on his craft “7 days a week.” 

When it comes to his future Ryan’s aspiration is to make the NBA and play alongside the best of the best. If he were to achieve this well-respected goal, he wishes to play for his hometown team, the Washington Wizards where his long time idol John Wall played.

Speaking of John Wall, for most people, meeting their idol is just a dream, a thing they fantasize about but never achieve. However, that is not the case for Ryan who entered and won a contest to be a Monumental Sports Wizards junior reporter, which he entered by creating a video with his father. Winning this contest led to Ryan having a chance to meet his idol, John Wall. In fact, he not only met him, he had the chance to interview him. 

In fact, this experience is in part why he took journalism. It helped shape Ryan into a person who sees it as maybe something he can do in the future.

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