Basketball Star Alex Kirk Discusses Importance Of Having Goals And Working Hard

Basketball star Alex Kirk at Pinon Thursday discusses the importance of having goals and working hard in school. Photo by Natalie Sinnis
 
Basketball star Alex Kirk signs autographs Thursday at Pinon Elementary School. Photo by Natalie Sinnis
 
By Natalie Sinnis
Pinon Elementary School
 
Basketball star and Los Alamos native Alex Kirk visited Pinon Elementary School Thursday afternoon.

Kirk spoke with 6th graders in Ms. Sinnis’, Ms. Martinez’s, and Ms. Nolen’s class to discuss the importance of having goals and working hard in school. He told the class that working hard in school gave him many opportunities in basketball. He credits his mother, Pat Kirk, for staying on top of him and his grades while he was a student in Los Alamos.

Students asked Kirk which sport besides basketball is his favorite. “I love to golf,” he said.

Kirk autographed backpacks, binders and water cups for the students and stayed on after his talk to play basketball with them and impress them with his slam dunking skills.

Students line up to get an autograph from basketball star Alex Kirk Thursday at Pinon Elementary School. Photo by Natalie Sinnis
 
Basketball star Alex Kirk signs autographs and chats with students Thursday at Pinon Elementary School. Photo by Natalie Sinnis
 
Students take the opportunity to speak with basketball star Alex Kirk as he signs autographs Thursday at Pinon Elementary School. Photo by Natalie Sinnis
 
Basketball star Alex Kirk explains to students Thursday at Pinon Elementary School that working hard in school gave him many opportunities in basketball. He also credited his mother Pat Kirk who is a teacher at Pinon, for ensuring he did his best as a student. Photo by Natalie Sinnis
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