STUDENT ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT
Destiny Raeann Giles-Ferrua
5th Grade, Alvina Elementary
Eleven-year old Destiny Ferrua is making huge strides on the court and in the classroom. She is a remarkable student, athlete, friend and daughter. Destiny’s mother, Shawna Ferrua says, “Her father and I could not be more proud of Destiny.”
A student at Alvina Elementary in Caruthers; Destiny plays volleyball, soccer and basketball for the Alvina Warriors. She is the starter for the Caruthers Raiders AAU Basketball League, which is currently undefeated, and she will be playing for Clovis Chaos, the Valley Champion and an AAU basketball team, starting this March 2012. Destiny excels at basketball, playing all post positions and small forward.
Selfless, Destiny doesn’t brag about herself. She gets really excited when she is asked about her awesome basketball team. She talks about team spirit and how it is the team itself that is responsible for the team’s success.
Besides being an amazing athlete, Destiny strives to keep a 4.0 grade point average at all times. She doesn’t settle for anything less than A’s. Recently, Destiny was awarded the Principles Award of Excellence which her parents are very proud of her for.
With a dream to become a nurse one day, Destiny really enjoys helping others. Shawna says, “My daughter Destiny loves to please everyone. I want her to know that her family is very proud of her.”
There are not many kids out there that have accomplished what Destiny has at eleven-years old. This girl has dreams and goals and she is dunking her way to victory.