A Once In A Lifetime Experience

Kiana Walker with Milwaukee Buck Pat Connaughton and Sports Personality Ro Parrish during the NBA All-Star Media Day at Wintrust Arena.

How did I get here? What did I do to have this amazing opportunity?

My experience with the AT&T Believe Chicago was breathtaking. I was able to be behind the scenes during the NBA All-Star Media Day in Chicago at Wintrust Arena. During this experience I got the chance to interview Milwaukee Buck Pat Connaughton and shadow Sports Personality Ro Parrish himself!

I was nervous yet excited and blessed. It was amazing to see all the players up close and personal and to be able to go through the steps and learn how they made this day come together. I never knew that I would be able to experience something like this in my life. When we first arrived, myself and Hugo Vazquez, another student who was also part of the AT&T Believe Chicago and a member of TrueStar Media, were greeted and treated like family. I was able to be on the basketball court, watch the players practice, eat amazing food and have a first-hand glimpse of the hard work and dedication that the AT&T Believe Chicago put into this event. I will forever be grateful. My hard work didn’t go unnoticed. Every interview I did myself was a once in a lifetime experience that I’ll never forget.


By Kiana Walker, Senior, Percy Julian High School

Written by TrueStar Staff

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