Senior athlete works hard for success


Playing at the varsity level of any sport can be seen as an accomplishment and is something many athletes work hard to attain. For senior Chelsea Perry, this is something she was able to accomplish her freshman year of high school and she has been making a name for herself ever since.

Throughout her four years at LCM, she has racked up numerous awards in volleyball and basketball. She has also been ambitious in her studies and already has new goals she would like to reach in the future.

“I want to pursue wildlife biology at Texas State,” Perry said about her plans after graduation. 

Perry has been involved in sports since she was in first grade. In her years of playing, she has received many awards and been recognized for her excellent performance in multiple sports. In basketball, she was selected for the Super Gold team, and was also chosen as The Orange Leader’s MVP. Perry also made the All-State team for volleyball.  

Being able to beat Tarkington after three years [of losing to them] has been one of my biggest accomplishments in school,” Perry said. “Being the first volleyball team to go three rounds in playoffs since 2003 has, too.” 

Perry’s love for these sports is inspired by her parents. They pushed her to start playing, and have been her biggest support system ever since. 

“Both my mom and dad are very big sports advocates,” Perry said. “Being raised by them and knowing about all of their achievements inspires me to pursue sports.” 

When she’s not on the court or at school, Perry is investing time spent with younger children. She enjoys sharing her talent for basketball with those looking to pursue the sport for themselves.  

“I help my mom with private lessons for basketball for kids sixth grade and under,” Perry said. 

 Even though basketball and volleyball are an important part of her life, Perry values the people she loves above all else. 

“My family is the most important thing in my life,” Perry said. “They inspire me.”